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Family, friends say goodbye to Blues

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

Family, friends say goodbye to Blues

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EVERYBODY LOVED Selwyn “Blues” Knight.

That love was exemplified by the hundreds who turned up at the Abundant Life Assembly to say a final farewell to the husband, father, doting grandfather and friend yesterday morning.

The church was a sea of blue as the majority of those who came to lend support to his grieving widow, Marleen, and the rest of the family adhered to the requested colour code.

Others who did not wear blue were decked out in the white T-shirts with blue writing, which were specially printed for the vigil held last week Friday.

It was not only at his Queen Mary Road, Bank Hall, St Michael home that Blues was “king” and “lion”.

His former employer at Harbour Lights and Coconuts Bar, Bryan Gill, said the most popular item on the menu for repeat tourists was Blues. He was second only to a rum and coke.

Noting that there was no way he or the other priests could truthfully say they knew what Blues’ family and friends were going through, Rev. Kevin Hunte said God could and He was the place where they could find solace in death and other trying times.

Pallbearers wheeling the casket with the body of Selwyn “Blues” Knight to the front of the Abundant Life Assembly to signal the start of the funeral service.


Citing Psalm 46, which begins with “God is our refuge and strength”, as the guide, Hunte told the congregation God had an endless supply of strength to sustain them throughout life and all they needed to do was ask.

Marleen, who was struggling to cope ever since her partner of 27 years was snatched from her by a police bullet on March 15, was inconsolable when her husband’s body was being wheeled out of the church.

Her wails travelled across the churchyard and its environs and it was a struggle for her sister Virene Savoury and friend Tracey Gibbons to keep her on her feet.

Blues’ body was interred at Westbury Cemetery. (YB)