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Mourners Pay Respects to Former Sen. Hansen as She Lies In State

Well-wishers from across the district packed the St. Croix Legislature Thursday to pay their final respects to former Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen as her body lies in state.

A hearse outside of the Legislature Building delivers the body of former Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen. (V.I. Source photo)

The former senator, who was affectionately known as “Chucky,” passed away at the age of 70. Hansen served an impressive 11 terms in the Legislature, where she held the positions of secretary, White House Liaison, and vice president of the Senate.

A wreath hangs outside of the Legislature Building on St. Croix in honor of former Sen. Alicia “Chucky’” Hansen. (V.I. Source photo)

Members of the 35th Legislature also paid their respects during the public viewing of the late senator. As mourners consoled one another, a slide show played on the screens of memories of the former senator.

the Legislature flag flies at half-staff in honor of Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen. (V.I. Source photo)

Funeral services for the late senator will be held on Friday at the Friedensthal Moravian Church in Christiansted, with viewing at 9 a.m. and the service at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Kingshill Cemetery.

Emergency vehicles escorted the body of late Sen. Alicia “Chucky” Hansen to the Legislature Building on St. Croix. (V.I. Source photo)
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