TRUCK loads of flowers and Britain’s oldest working white horse hearse were used at a funeral ‘worthy of a Queen’.
Tina Chatfield, who died on Friday September 9th aged 65, was mourned at a lavish funeral on Thursday September 22nd at St Stephen’s Church in North Mundham, near Chichester.
The horse-drawn hearse led a group of hundreds of people who walked behind the coffin in the procession.
Ian Hart, the undertaker at the funeral, said: “It was a very dignified farewell for a very special woman.
“Mrs. Chatfield had an excellent funeral, worthy of a queen.”
Over 500 mourners at the funeral walked in procession behind the coffin as it made its way to the church.
Men in black suits and top hats led the group in front of the hearse, the white horses wore pink feathers. Up to six trucks full of flowers were sent in memory of Mrs Chatfield.
The service was conducted by the Rev. Canon Bruce Ruddock, Chaplain of Chichester Cathedral.
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