Deborah Fraser laid to rest after heavy rain delays burial

Gospel legend, Deborah Fraser has been laid to rest after the burial was halted by the heavy downpours over the weekend. Courtesy of #DStv403

DURBAN - Gospel legend, Deborah Fraser has been laid to rest after the burial was halted by the heavy downpours over the weekend.

The funeral service was held on Saturday. Fraser died last Sunday at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.

She was buried after a private funeral service at the Lalakahle cemetery in Hillcrest.

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Fraser's sister Lorna Maseko said, "when we left the funeral service we were told that the rain was heavy and we then met and spoke as a family. We agreed that we couldn’t bury her in a water logged grave because the cemetery was already flooded. So that caused the delay."

The family has had to wait for three days to bury Fraser's remains. 

And on Tuesday, they once again gathered for the burial service.

Maseko said, "we want to thank her fans and all the people who supported us. We are grateful for what you did. We thank you. We thank you for all the love that you have shown us and the strength you have given us during this time. Thank you very much." 

And her legacy and contribution to the arts once again remembered.

The 56-year-old died on 15 May after a short illness. 

But in what will be cold comfort for her fans, her last album, recorded in March is expected to be released later this year. 

Source
eNCA

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