Hun­dreds at fu­neral of pop­u­lar nurse

Ex­clu­sive

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - By Dan Wright

A griev­ing hus­band has paid a touch­ing trib­ute to his wife who was killed in a car crash as she trav­elled to a wake. Moses Hlabi de­scribed mother- of - t wo Mil­dred Matete Hlabi as “a pil­lar of strength” who ded­i­cated her­self to help­ing oth­ers.

The 43-year-old nurse had worked at the Wil­liam Har­vey Hospi­tal and at numer­ous care homes in the town.

Mrs Matete Hlabi, of Beaver Road, Ash­ford, was also a re­spected dea­coness at the Foun­tain Church off Lea­con Road, Ash­ford and her fu­neral there last week was at­tended by an es­ti­mated 700 mourn­ers.

The cou­ple met in 1986 and Mr Hlabi said: “She leaves a big void. Mil­dred was not only well known through the church, but also through her nurs­ing as she cared for so many peo­ple.”

Moses Hlabi

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