Entertainment

Marcia mourns sister's passing

By Brian Bonitto
Associate Editor —
Auto & Entertainment
bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!


MARCIA Griffiths is mourning the loss of her older sister, Floreth Griffiths-Allen, who died in Florida on November 30 after a brief illness. She was 76.

The veteran reggae singer describes her late sister as a very close friend and confidant.

“Floreth was deeply committed to the family — both immediate and extended. She was well loved by all who knew her and she loved all of them in return. I've never seen that sort of unselfish love before,” Griffiths told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.

“I lived with Floreth all my life... she was the family historian; due to my long stints on the road, she would keep me abreast of what was happening with each family member... birthdays, anniversaries, everything. Who am I going to talk to now that she's not around? It's so sad, but God knows best!” she continued.

Griffiths, who is one of the headliners for Love and Harmony Cruise in March 2018, said the entertainment fraternity has been very supportive of her in her time of grief.

“I've gotten calls from everybody who heard ... and those in the music fraternity who knew her, loved her. I want to thank them all for the love and strength they have given me with their kind words and condolences,” she said.

Event planner Lisa Allen, daughter of Griffiths-Allen, described her mother's love as “infectious”.

“My mom was one of the most loving persons you could ever find. She redefined the meaning of the word love,” Allen told Observer.

The funeral for Griffiths-Allen is scheduled for New Life Assembly of God on Constant Spring Road in St Andrew on Thursday. The service is slated for an 11:00 start. Interment follows in the Dovecot Memorial Park in St Catherine.

She is survived by 11 children and nine grandchildren.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT