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King lauded for helping people


King lauded for helping people

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ROOSEVELT KING was given a royal send-off yesterday in tributes from community groups, friends, family and those he helped.

In the memorial service to commemorate his life which took place at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, King was hailed as a soldier of justice and truth.

President of the Barbados Youth Development Council Jason Francis recalled a conversation with King about nominating him for a national award. King would have none of it, responding: “I ’bout helping the poor people advance”.

“If the youngsters of today had more Kings, the world would be better off for the guidance he offered to all,” he said.

Rodney Grant, director of Pinelands Creative Workshop, said King, well known for his trademark ponytail and infectious laugh, knew no fear. (RA)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.