Elvis “Star” Browne was laid to rest on 29th September 2011. The funeral of one of St Kitts’ great football icon was attended by Government Ministers, Sporting organizations, Football Clubs and persons from abroad.
The funeral service began at 2:30 with tributes in song and words of reflection. One such tribute was from the Vice President of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association. He spoke of times when Antigua & Barbuda would visit St Kitts & Nevis for friendly encounters and how Elvis Star would go out of his way to ensure that they were well taken care of.
The president of the SKNFA-Anthony Johnson spoke of Star’s work for the country as a National team member and a coach. He spoke of his commitment to the youth and the impact he has had on many players, some of whom are now playing overseas. Mr. Johnson also said that a lot of the progress and success that football in St Kitts & Nevis has achieved is due to Elvis Star Browne.
Alphonso Bridgewater was given the honour of presenting the eulogy for Elvis Browne and did so eloquently. He spoke of Star as being a star of seasons. The seven seasons outlined were Sibling, Spouse, Soccer, Service, Sickness, Stability, and Stewardship.
There were various renditions in song from the SKNFA Women’s U-17 Team and members of the various coaching staff, National Bank Choir , and the Sports Department sang ‘One Love” a favourite of Star.
The funeral service was followed by a procession to the Springfield Cemetery, where Officials, National teams, Football clubs, school children and family members walked in honour of Elvis.
Elvis Star Browne was laid to rest with the joyful singing of the hundreds of persons at the cemetery. His grave was covered with an abundant of flowers, which showed the outpouring of love for such a genuine and humble individual.
The St Kitts Nevis Football Association would like to say Thank You to Elvis “Star” Browne. You were a Star on Earth but you are now a Star in the Sky above. Rest in Peace.