Bouncy beats and beaming images greeted dozens of family members who turned out Friday to pay their respects to a Queens lady discovered murdered in Jamaica.
A stream of hip hop music muffled quiet cries as family and friends members of Desiree Gibbon filed previous her closed casket inside Dalton’s Funeral Residence in New Hyde Park, L.I.
Surrounding the coffin have been images of the globe-trotting Hollis lady hand-gliding off the coast of Brazil and holding a drink inside a ship with the Statue of Liberty looming behind her.
Gibbon’s mom mentioned the temper at her 26-year-old daughter’s wake was uplifting by design.
“As a substitute of sitting round crying, we wished it to be about her life,” Andrea Cali-Gibbon mentioned. “It’s by means of the energy of those individuals who know and cherished her that I discover the energy.”
Desiree Gibbon’s brutalized physique was discovered Nov. 26 within the brush alongside an overgrown rural street in St. James Parish, situated about four miles from the favored vacationer city of Montego Bay.
Her throat was slashed and her torso and wrists have been coated in bruises — indicating that she struggled along with her killer.
Cops in Jamaica have but to make an arrest.
Andrea Gibbon mentioned investigators had discovered surveillance footage displaying Desiree strolling alongside a street — and have been interviewing cab drivers.
The funeral is ready for 9:30 a.m. Saturday on the Incarnation Parish in Queens Village.