Little Armani's tearful send off

Tears flowed from almost everyone that turned out at little Armani Mc Intyre's funeral on Friday.

Some mourners were overheard saying that his death has shaken them up and described it as "very sad."
 
 
One relative walked out of the Chapel crying while lamenting: "I cannot take this...Father, God watch over our children...this is too much to bear."
 
Armani's mother, Melissa was inconsolable and had to be taken away from the Chapel where her son's body laid in a white coffin adorned with blue and white flowers.
 
Other close relatives, including Armani's father, sat in the front row crying constantly as well-wishers came by to extend their condolences to them.
 
Melissa, who is a member of the T&T Defence Force also had many of her colleagues present in support of her.
 
One colleague told the Guardian Media that she has their continued support, "From Day One we were there for her and will always be there because the aftermath of this hitting her is what we are concerned about but God knows best and Mc Intyre (referring to Melissa) has accepted this."
 
Little five-year-old Armani survived drowning on August 24 while on a family outing with his older brother, his grandmother and aunt.
 
He was in a swimming pool at a water park in Matura at about 1 pm when he went under the water.
 
He was submerged for a lengthy time and suffered brain damage.
 
He died on Sunday while warded in an unconscious state at the Sangre Grande District Hospital shortly after 6 am.
 
In a previous interview, Melissa said that she believed that her son was fighting for his life and added that she was seeing divine signs from God that he will pull through.
 
She, however, noted that she was praying for God's will to be done.
 
Mc Intyre, who was not present that day on the trip, said then that she is not blaming anyone for what happened to her son, "I am not blaming anyone because it's an accident but God knows why this has happened to me and my son will be a miracle and living testimony of God's power."
 
Mc Intyre said her son was an eight-month-old baby at birth and described him as a "very intelligent child who is far advanced for his age, " "At the age of one year Armani knew his colours and not just red, blue and yellow but purple and green too.
 
At two years could have count from one to 50. When I started him at this last school the teacher told me that Armani would take a corner in the classroom and teach other children their colours, shapes such as hexagon and counting numbers."
Repoter: Rhondor-Dowlat-Rostant
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