Toots Hibert to be buried in Clarendon

Toots Hibbert

IT’LL be a country road that takes reggae pioneer Toots Hibbert home to his final resting place in May Pen, Clarendon.

His daughter, gospel singer Jenieve Bailey, confirmed that the reggae pioneer will be interred in the parish of his birth.

“We, as a family, have decided that our father will be buried in his hometown in May Pen,” said Bailey in a statement sent to Jamaica Observer yesterday afternoon.

“We crave your continued patience, prayer, and support as we work to lay him to rest in a dignified manner befitting his station in life as Jamaica’s premier cultural icon,” the statement continued.

Due to restrictions implemented to stem the spread of COVID-19, there will be no nine night.

A nine-night is when friends and family come together to the home of the deceased to express condolence and share memories while singing hymns and eating food.

No date was given for the send-off, however, Bailey said all efforts will be put into the late reggae singer’s “farewell”.