News day / Despite being miles away, the pain was closer than ever as Zhengs mother could be heard weeping loudly over the phone at the sight of her daughters casket.
Throngs of Santa Cruz residents packed the aisles and spilled out onto the church foyer to pay their final respects to the woman many affectionately referred to as Jackie Chan.
Father David Khan lamented that society has become too accustomed to crime and violence and pleaded with mourners to reject evil.
He also told Zhengs killers that in time they too will receive judgement from God. Our God is a God of justice and I believe that he has the final say, Khan said.
So to the perpetrators of this heinous crime, remember tomorrow is another day. It is sad that we in T&T are getting so familiar with the demons of men.
To many people, once these demons dont bother them, they couldnt be bothered.
But I say to you today dont wait for something like this to happen to you for you to take action. MP for St. Anns East Dr Nyan Gadsby- Dolly also attended the funeral and expressed condolences to Zhengs husband.
She called on members of the community to take a stand against crime and injustice and to be their brothers keeper in such turbulent times.
Zhengs husband Peter Tan spoke briefly with Newsday after yesterdays service and said while he still intends to leave Trinidad, he was touched by the outpouring of support from the community.
Newsday spoke to Cheryl Crosby who said the neighbourhood has been left deeply traumatised by the murder and respected Tans decision to return to China with his children.
Neither of Zhengs two children were present at the funeral.
Newsday understands that Tan has not yet informed them of their mothers death.
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