Oistins was home for Gregory Cox. It was where he lived, played and explored.
Today, it was where his family and friends gathered to bid farewell to him. This afternoon just kilometres away from his Ashby Land, Christ Church home, and mere metres away from where he died on March 30, hundreds crammed into The Church Of Christ to say goodbye.
Many of those present at the church, including schoolmates, cried openly as they remembered the 13-year-old as a pleasant, respectful, kind and well-behaved lad who had goon too soon. During tributes he was acknowledged as a boy who loved life and was never afraid to live it.
His fellow students of the Princess Margaret Secondary School paid him tribute in song, and principal Jonathan Corbin eulogized him. Paying tribute to was a contingent from the Gordon Walter Primary School.
Pastor Kenny Clarke made a final prayer for the youngster’s family as they tried to cope with their loss.
Cox, affectionately called Jacob Moses, was among a group of youngsters diving and swimming off the jetty adjacent to the Berinda Cox Fish Market, when he was squeezed between a moored fishing boat and the jetty. People present tried in vain to save him.
The interment was at the Christ Church Parish Church Cemetery.