Toots Burial Stalled Due To No Burial Paper Signing

Friday, October 16, 2020, 7:41 PM

Reggae legend, Toots Hibbert was given a private church service on Thursday at the Chapel at Perry’s funeral home located on the outskirts of Spanish Town however, there was a bump in the funeral procession as the burial order was not signed and so the icon had to go back on ice.

Gospel singer, Jenieve Bailey who is also the daughter of Hibbert said that she did not agree upon a private funeral service for her father and as such did not sign the burial order, instead she said she went into prayer with some prayer warriors about the matter as she thinks that Toots should be sent off in respects to his legendary status.


Bailey told the news that she had already begun talks with Minister of Sports, youth and culture, Olivia Grange for a special send-off for the man who contributed hit songs such as “Bam Bam ”, “Pumps and Pride” and “Monkey man” to Jamaican music.

Popcaan not happy with what he heard took to IG to comment on the Jamaica Gleaner’s report on the matter stating “people f–king heartless… RIP legend”.

A date has not yet been set for the official service since the interruption on Thursday, however, Bailey says as soon as the family hears from the minister, loved ones will know the date of the burial.

The usual process before any funeral is the provision of a post mortem report to the police, then the signing of the burial papers by the officials controlling the funerary proceedings, however, in cases like that of Toots Hibbert where the documents were not properly handled, there can be no burial.

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Frederick Toots Hibbert passed away on the 11th of September at the age of 77, after being admitted to the University of The West Indies hospital for Covid-19 and succumbing to the deadly virus.

It was earlier reported that Reggae legend Toots Hibbert, as announced by his daughter will be buried in May Pen Clarendon, his hometown, a place he seemingly holds dear to his heart as he titled his group the “The Maytals” from an area in Clarendon. However, on Wednesday it was announced that Mr. Hibbert will be laid to rest at the Dovecot Memorial Park located in St. Catherine.

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