Albert Ragbir, an elder who served at the Couva Seventh Day Adventist Church is among the latest group of people who have died from COVID-19.
Ragbir, 41, worked at Massy Gas Products and was a former student of Couva East Secondary School. His death was reported on Monday when Trinidad and Tobago recorded a total of 294 COVID-19 deaths.
As a God-fearing Christian, Ragbir served as a pioneer at the Couva SDA Church where he devoted his time to helping others.
In his last public Facebook post on May 5, Ragbir posted a photo of Jesus Christ with the words, “ I declare that my children, my family, my home be covered with the blood of Christ.”
Pamela Stephen, a religious educator and a Counselor at the South Caribbean Conference of SDA, posted on Ragbir’s death on Monday night.
“Our tears flowed as we learnt of your passing this morning. He was a son, husband, father, brother, colleague, and a friend to many. You were unique, brilliant yet so humble, ambitious, goal-oriented and you raised the bar high,” Stephen wrote.
She said Ragbir “had a heart of gold filled with compassion and deep understanding.”
“ You went the extra mile to help anybody just to make them happy, especially my son Sam. Your touch of class was evident by providing him with the car of his dream. A man of integrity and one who loved the Lord. Jesus was your guide, as you climbed the corporate ladder with dignity and meekness,” Stephen wrote.
She also extended condolences to Ragbir’s family.
Last week, Sherene Ali, another God-fearing Christian died days after recovering from COVID-19.