Bishop Heward-Mills made the comments on Sunday, 17 April 2022, while delivering a sermon titled: ‘The grave is not the end.’
“My son David just passed away. It spoils everything. You ask me am I sad? If you had a son who died, will you be sad? You should ask yourself that question.
“It spoils everything. It brings a funny environment and it makes nonsense of everything. We always try to wish it further and further away but that is how it is,” Bishop Heward-Mills.
Dr. David Heward-Mills died in the United States after a short illness.
He was 31.
“It is with deep regret and great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing away of David Heward-Mills, after a short illness. David was the first son of our Founder and Presiding Bishop.”
“We, also as a church, are heartbroken, however, we stand with our leader and his family and believe that God will comfort and see us through this very difficult season,” a circular issued to members of the church said.
“Please respect their privacy during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course,” the circular added.
David Heward-Mills was a Research Physician at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston.