Party truck will celebrate Marvin
The family and friends of a man killed in a double-fatality road crash are organising a Bermuda Day Parade party truck in his memory.
Demarcvjai “Marvin” Williams died with Marco Salema when their motorcycles collided on Marsh Folly Road in Pembroke in March.
The family have asked anyone who has lost a loved one to the roads to join the float and bring photographs of them to display.
Mr Williams’s family hope that, as well as a final send off for him, the float will be a reminder to road users to drive with care.
Mr Williams’s sister Sharon Gibbons said: “Marvin loved to party so we decided to have a big trailer with his picture on it.
“Then we thought maybe we should ask everybody who had lost people on the road if they would like to bring photos of them to include — just to give back to the community which Marvin loved to do.
“It’s called Marvin’s Party Truck — we will have music, it will be decorated in red and white because he was a Manchester United fan and there will be a banner with pictures of him with different family members and his friends.
“The pictures we get from other family members we will put around the palm leaves on the truck. We will only have pictures from families who agree to it.”
The idea for the truck came at a celebration of Mr Williams’s life about two weeks after his funeral.
Ms Gibbons said the family felt it was important to offer everyone whose loved ones had been killed on the roads the opportunity to be a part of the day.
She added: “It is something that we feel everybody should recognise — it might have been their fault, it might not have been their fault but they all still need to be remembered because they are still part of our family.
“The crash rate is very high here and I feel everyone needs to pay more attention. We need to try to be more careful when overtaking and not overtake on the corners because people don’t know what is coming. “Some of the videos that I am seeing online are crazy — you have to not only look out for yourself but you have to look out for the next person.”
Mr Williams’s other sister Wendy Williams added: “So many people are being lost and then the loved ones get lost in the fold because people forget about it so we thought it would be nice to have a little remembrance float.
“We wanted to do something where everyone is remembered. If they want to wear their own family members T-shirts or bring photos, that is fine. They have lost loved ones too.”
Anyone who wants to have their loved ones included on the Williams float should contact Ms Gibbons on 534-4065.
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