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Memorial Tuesday For Bob Marley's Mother
Source: inform.com
Posted on: April 14, 2008 08:46 MST
Filed under: Reggae

Bob Marley

A memorial service for Cedella Marley Booker, mother of reggae legend Bob Marley, will be held Tuesday April 15th, one week after her death.

Booker, 81, passed away at her South Florida home last Tuesday.

Her memorial will be held Tuesday, April 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. inside the Garden House at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

She was affectionately known as Mother Booker and her memorial will be a celebration of love and music and will honor her life and achievements as well as provide the opportunity for her many South Florida friends, fans and family members say their final respects.

Booker died of natural causes, surrounded by loved ones inside her home. She was said to be "happy."

Booker wrote two books about her son and released two albums "Awake Zion" and "Smilin' Island of Song."

Grounded in faith and Rastafari, Cedella Booker showed the world a peacefulness and love that she openly shared with everyone who surrounded her. In the spirit of Bob Marley, Mother Booker founded Movement of Jah People, an organization that benefits the underprivileged in South Florida and the Caribbean.

Among Mother B's achievements is the adoption of the Nine Mile Basic School in St. Ann, Jamaica, where she and Bob Marley were born and laid to rest, now called the Cedella Marley Booker Academy. She is also associated with Rhoden Hall Basic School and Eight Mile Basic School in St. Ann.

Cedella Marley Booker is survived by son Richard Booker, daughters-in-law Rita Marley and Sharien Fogle-Booker, daughter Claudette "Pearl" Livingston, nephew Jimmy Brown, 14 grandchildren, and 49 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cedella Marley Booker Academy. Please make checks payable to the Nine Mile Charitable Foundation at 5800 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33156.
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