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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

> Cemetery.

> >

> 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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