SPRAGGA BENZ SON LAID TO REST
Carlton Grant Snr., known across the world as Spragga Benz and Sharon Gapoor, today accompanied their son
> Carlton Grant Jnr. on his final journey.
> Laid to rest this morning at a funeral that was very well attended, Carlton Junior, lovingly named
> Carlyle/Different, was placed in a closed casket with only some family members viewing his body an reacting in
> utter disdain.
> Such a somber occasion it was, as is always the case when a community is faced with the premature passing of
> its youth. Facial expressions seemingly questioned the tragedy that unfolded at his time of death and the
> uncertainty of it all resulted in an intensely agonizing aura permeating the entire proceedings.
> Weeping openly and even uncontrollably at times, family and friends filed into Our Lady Of Angels Church on
> Molynes Road at 10:00am. The church quickly filled up with many representatives from the Jamaican and global
> music fraternities in attendance, including: Nadine Sutherland, Clyde McKenzie, Assassin, Carlene Smith, TOK,
> Richie Stephens, Copper Cat and Foxy Brown.
> An all white dress code was interspersed with Jamaica College (JC) and Camperdown High School uniforms, worn by
> 17 year-old Carlton?s former school-mates. Described as a bright and well mannered young man, Carlton
> transferred to Camperdown High School after finishing fourth form at JC.
> Spragga Benz rose to the occasion and was able to add his specially scripted song for Carlton to the many
> musical dedications and other tributes. The choir from Camperdown sang as a teary eyed congregation joined them
> with hymns like: ?Meet Me At The River,? ?All To Jesus I Surrender? and ?In Your Hands.?
Officiated by the Right Reverend Father Michael Lewis, Carlton?s homegoing ceremony lasted for about an hour
> and a half. Tributes were offered up by his 6 year-old sister, Chaniel Scott, his cousin, Chantelle Grant as
> well as his girlfriend, Isheilee Bennett; and another sister Shanice Grant led the attendees in prayer.
Overcome with grieve, Carlton?s mom had to be supported as the funeral procession went on to the Dovecot
> Carlton Grant was fatally shot by police bullets on August 24, 2008 and the circumstances surrounding the
> incident remain unclear as witnesses and police reports are conflicting.
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