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THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED ON PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

UNCLE CHARLIE WILSON – I AM BLESSED

THE ORIGINAL JEGGAE 83, WILL BE FUNERALISED PRESIDENTS DAY IN BROOKLYN

The Original “Jeggae”

The bar has been raised for the hosting of wakes in the diaspora.  The original Jeggae ….given name Randolph Desmond Bacchus aka Winston has set the gold standard for wakes in Crooklyn.  Last Friday nite, six musical outfits and two dance troupes under the aegis of the Guyana Cultural Association performed at the gala wake and prelude to the funeral of native Victorian, the original Jeggae.

Jeggae, the son, and anta banta specialist also performed for the throw down group and invoked the spirits of content and gratitude for his Dad who passed away a week ago after a prolonged illness.
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SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

SPEEDY FUNERALISED IN BARBADOS AND MEMORIALISED IN SOUTH JERSEY

BB WINANS   –  LAUGHTER  THE BEST MEDICINE

 

Saturday February 2, 2019, was punctuated with tears and fears after the passing of SPEEDY. Beloved Speedy… age 69… given name  Henderson Leroy Dawson, collapsed and died in his native Barbados after complaining of feeling unwell on arriving the morning of January 9th.

Speedy was funeralised in his native Barbados a fortnight later and memorialized in South Jersey where he called home for more than two decades.  Cannon James E Wynn of Christ the king Episcopal Church in Willingboro, presided over his funeral and gave comfort to the mammoth mourners who attended the somber mid-morning service and celebration of Speedy’s life and times.    Continue reading

Mighty Shadow Dead At 77; Will Receive Honorary Degree From UWI Posthumously

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago October 23, 2018 (CMC) – The University of the West Indies (UWI) said, today, the honourary Doctor of Letters degree that would have been conferred on Winston Bailey, the legendary Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian, this weekend, will be presented at Saturday’s ceremony, in special tribute.

Bailey, also known as “the Mighty Shadow”, died at hospital, early today, following a stroke. He was 77 years old.

He was among five people, including former West Indian international cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were to receive honorary degrees from the University at the graduation ceremonies on Saturday.

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EILEEN MORRIS – A NATIVE OF VICTORIA – SUCCUMUMBS AFTER EARTH TREMOR

EILEEN MORRIS – A NATIVE OF VICTORIA – SUCCUMUMBS AFTER EARTH TREMOR

CHALKDUST –  HYMNS MY PARENTS SANG – Music 

Cousin Eileen Dorothy  Morris who celebrated her 94th birthday last August, fell in her home immediately after the protracted earth tremor that rocked all of Guyana, Trinidad, Venezuela and other regional territories a fortnight ago.

Cousin Eileen was physically active and had no major complaints.  She was the mother of ten….five boys and five girls and  one of her grandchildren is a practising physician in Guyana and from confidential family reports, kept a close eye on her granny  literally and metaphorically.

Cousin Eileen was a staunch member of the English church at Cove and John and on Thursday September 6th the resident priest will preside over her  funeral.

She was also the keeper of some of Victoria’s deepest secrets and a great subscriber to the oral traditions of the  Peoples Republic of Victoria.

One of her favorite nephews Jeggae is celebating his 62nd birthday September 9th and will be in Jamaica. From all accounts he is planning to duck in to Guyana for the funeral and rejoin his family on this planned and accustomed annual tradition.

 

Spiritual Baptist music medley – by Cirica Lewis

Td Jakes  –  The aroma of prayer from service on August 5, 2018

Funeral for Archie “The Bull” Coddett in Ottawa on Friday July 6. 2018

Video: Natalie  Cole with Kirk Whalum Falling in love with Jesus

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FRIDAY JULY 6TH FUNERAL FOR ARCHIE “THE BULL” CODDETT IN OTTAWA

Archie Coddett

Beloved friend and patriot Archibald R Coddett will be funeralized on Friday July 6th and Saturday July 7th. Viewing will be at the PARKDALE UNITED CHURCH OF OTTAWA just off the Queesway highway, Parkdale exit west.

Archie come August 8th would have been 77. He died alone in his apartment on the morning of June 26…..a Tuesday. Reports from his comrades and friends suggests that he had a perennial problem with his lungs and was preparing the morning in question for a scheduled visit with a medical specialist.   Continue reading