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VIDEO: Johnlee Ferguson leaves Senate for the last time

Former Senator Johnlee Ferguson, who devoted his life to service to his party and country, graced the halls of the Senate for the final time today before his body takes its final resting pace.

Parliamentarians, past and present, and members of the Judiciary paid their respects to Ferguson’s family as his body lie in state on Wednesday.

Then at 3:30 pm, members of his immediate family participated in the presentation of the flag ceremony.

Officers of the Royal Bahamas Police Force and the Royal Bahamas Defense Force removed the National Flag from Ferguson’s casket and handed it to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis who presented it to Ferguson’s relatives who sat at the entrance of the House of Assembly.

A public viewing will be held at Church of God of Prophecy on Thursday morning and the FNM will hold a memorial that afternoon.

Ferguson will be laid to rest during a private burial on Friday.

The former Free National Movement chairman, died three weeks ago at age 69.

The Acklins native was hailed for his contribution to education and politics.

He was the FNM candidate for MICAL in 2002 and South Eleuthera in 2007.

He was appointed a senator in 2007 and served as Senate Vice President.

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