JUNE 2 is the tentative date set for the funeral of Skatalites bass player Lloyd Brevett.
Brevett — who died on May 3, suffered a series of seizures and strokes following his son, Okeene’s murder months earlier — is expected to be interred in the May Pen Cemetery in Kingston. The service is scheduled for the Kingston Parish Church.
Lloyd Brevett, founding member of the Skatalites, died on May 3 from a series of seizures and strokes following his son, Okine’s murder months earlier. He was 80.
According to Maxine Stowe, a family confidante, the date is not ‘cast in stone’ as arrangements are still being made by some of Brevett’s family members including his children, who live overseas to fly into Jamaica.
She explained that the decision to bury to the founding member of the Skatalites in the May Pen Cemetery is in keeping with his last wishes.
“Mr Brevett wanted to be buried at May Pen Cemetery which is the final resting place of his parents, grandparents and other close family members. In addition, he also wanted to be buried in a sepulchre, which cannot be facilitated at Dovecot and any of the other more popular cemeteries,” Stowe explained.
She added that the May Pen Cemetery is not in the best of condition. However, she is working with the superintendent of the facility to have some clean-up work done.