Dead man banned from own funeral because he landed on a chair, not a coffin

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Dead man banned from his own funeral because he arrived on a chair and not on a coffin

  • Che Lewis, 29, was refused entry to his own funeral because his body arrived sitting rather than in a coffin
  • The young man was shot dead with his father Adlay at their home in Trinidad and Tobago on November 14 in murders that could be linked to a land dispute.
  • Che’s body was filmed sitting outside the church next to a large photo of him
  • Some did not recognize him and berated the corpse for not wearing a mask

A deceased man ended up being turned away from his own funeral after his body was brought to church in a chair rather than in a coffin.

Mourners struggled to recognize Che Lewis, 29, with many mistaking his corpse for part of the funeral procession and some even berating him for not wearing a face mask.

Che, 29, died after being shot dead at his home in the town of Diego Martin in Trinidad and Tobago on November 14.

Her father, Adlay Lewis, 54, was also killed in the attack.

Che’s body was reportedly taken to the church in a seated position in a roofless hearse so that onlookers could see it. Two men were seated next to him in the open section.

The bizarre funeral procession passed through the capital of Port of Spain before reaching Diego Martin on November 25.

The event garnered a lot of attention and was even broadcast online.

Videos on social media show Che’s body in white pants, a pink jacket and a tie sitting outside St John the Evangelist Church.

Sit Your Creator: The body of Che Lewis, 29, sat outside a church in Trinidad and Tobago after being refused entry for not arriving in a coffin

Che was dressed in white pants, a pink jacket and a tie.  Many people didn't know he was a corpse

Che was dressed in white pants, a pink jacket and a tie.  Many people didn't know he was a corpse

Che was dressed in white pants, a pink jacket and a tie. Many people didn’t realize he was a corpse

At first, many people were unaware that the seated man was actually the deceased despite being buckled up and sitting next to a large photo of himself.

Some believed he was part of the funeral procession while others went so far as to berate the corpse for not wearing a face mask during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The body was taken outside because Che was reportedly denied access to the church by staff members.

Her father’s body was taken to the funeral in a coffin.

It seems some people even berated the corpse for not covering its face during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

It seems some people even berated the corpse for not covering its face during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

It appears some people even berated the corpse for not covering its face during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Video showed the body of Che Lewis sitting outside St John the Evangelist Church in Diego Martin's town

Video showed the body of Che Lewis sitting outside St John the Evangelist Church in Diego Martin's town

Video showed the body of Che Lewis sitting outside St John the Evangelist Church in Diego Martin’s town

After the service, father and son were buried in St John the Evangelist cemetery near the church

After the service, father and son were buried in St John the Evangelist cemetery near the church

After the service, father and son were buried in St John the Evangelist cemetery near the church

After the service, the father and son were buried in St John the Evangelist Cemetery.

Police officer Brent Batson said officials were “disappointed with the reckless behavior of Dennie’s Funeral Home” – the company that transported Che’s body.

“Transporting people in an unsafe manner is an offense punishable by a fine of GBP 750 and the police will continue to investigate the behavior of the funeral company on the road,” he told local newspaper Trinidad Express.

In July this year, Che’s borther Abisaja John, 45, was also shot dead at the family home.

Police reportedly said they were working on a theory that the murders could be linked to a land dispute.

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