NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nearly two months after Dianne Morgan was killed in a hit-and-run accident on February 25, 2019, her son, 17-year-old Cecil Roberts is unable to bury her due to the lack of finances.
As his mother’s body remains at the Princess Margaret Hospital morgue, Roberts said the experience of being unable to bury his mother is one of the worst things he has ever had to deal with.
“The death of my mother has impacted me a lot because sometimes I just cry or I read a book,” Roberts said.
“I can’t let this stop me. I have to keep on going and keep on pushing towards my goals. I just pray about it and I keep a focused mindset because I believe that God will help me through it all.”
Morgan was one of the two pedestrians who was hit by a Nissan Cube while walking on Sea Link Drive in South Beach Estates. She suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Despite the tragic loss, Roberts said he has tried to stay active with his extracurricular activities as a member of Junior Achievement Bahamas. His company, Kulture counseled KPMG, organized a Color Splash Fun Walk/Run that will be held on Easter Monday to help raise funds for the Roberts’ family to bury their loved one.
“When we heard that Cecil’s mom was involved in this car accident, we wanted to help and reach out to him because he did not have the money to have a funeral for her and he would need some closure to the event that took place. So, we decided to have a color run and walk,” said Selyna Bellot a Junior Achievement member and coordinator of the upcoming event.
“It will be held on Easter Monday, which is the 22nd of April, and we urge everyone to come out. They will have powder and a lot of raffle prized like a mid-line costume in Xtreme Carnival Band and $150 travel voucher.”
For more information on the event, you can visit the JA company’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KULTUREJAcoty/
Roberts is also appealing for assistance so that his mother can have a final resting place.
“It’ll take like $6,000 to bury my mother. So, if you can give if only a $10 donation to assist me in this effort, it’ll be greatly appreciated, thank you.”