Rihanna’s cousin Tavon Alleyne laid to rest
Wreaths laid on Tavon Alleyne's grave (Instagram)
Family and hundreds of close friends of 21-year-old Tavon Alleyne bid him farewell today.
Loved ones said ‘Goodbye’ at St. George Parish Church today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
His thanksgiving service was family and friends and it commenced at 3:30 pm.
Born July 13, 1996 to Leroy Brathwaite and the late Julie Alleyne, Tavon had nine siblings - Tanella, Toria and Tyrese Alleyne, Tiffani, Teejay and Grazzielle Brathwaite, Cody Clarke and the late Taneisha and Tyreeke Alleyne.
He also leaves to mourn, his stepmother Mellissa Brathwaite; his grandparents Lionel Brathwaite and Vyron Wiggins. He was the grandson of the late Clara Brathwaite and June Alleyne as well.
He was the nephew of Yvette, Jackie, Adrian, Keitha, Tony, Paul, Lee and Andrea Alleyne, Peter “Ram” Wiggins, Leon, Leslie, Lester and Marjorie Brathwaite, Monica Fenty, Marcel and Noel Alstrom
He was the cousin of Lavon, Jason, Jalisa, Christopher, Christian, Tyra, Gina, Julie-Ann, Jayden, Josiah, Janiah, Isaiah, Rashida and Kevin Alleyne, Noel, Nigel, Narad, Licia, Dawndru, Druel and Noella Alstrom, Majesty Burke, Nikolai, Nicolette, Nikkia and Nicola Alleyne, Robyn, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, Leona Boucher, Leanne Tasher, Davia Burnett, Del-Mario Carter, Rico Harewood, Kevin and Ashé Chase, Mellissa, Ashley, Joshia, Amara, Mya and Logan Brathwaite, Eloise Garnett, Kemani, Kellissa and Kevonie Payne and many others.
His internment was held at St. George Parish Church as well.
Tavon is a past student of St. Paul’s Primary, the St. Leonard’s Boys School and the Barbados Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary School.
Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty flew in for his cousin’s farewell service.
Tavon Alleyne's funeral
Flowers were sent to the Lyndhurst Funeral Home and persons also conveyed their condolences to the funeral directors.
Moesha Harding said,
“Don't even know how/what to type here. But rest in peace to one of the nicest people I've ever met.Your personality and smile were one of a kind and there's no one who could ever replace you. I will miss you dear friend, but as you said it's not goodbye, so BRB until next time. To your family and close friends, my heartfelt condolences to you.Hope the Lord comforts you in this time of need.”
Xandra from way ‘Down Under’ wrote:
Sincerely from the bottom of my heart, lm sorry for your loss.
Please accept my condolences. Hugs from Australia.
Tiffany Brown and Juliana Brown also submitted:
From the bottom of our hearts we sincerely are sorry for your loss. May you continue to love and cherish all the good memories of Tavon. Our condolences to you and all the family, May his spirit live on Forever!
Tiffany And Juliana From Aurora
His uncle Peter ‘Ram’ Wiggins who is a well-known entertainer and soca artiste posted a short video of himself and others proceeding to the graveside after the funeral service on his Instagram and he captioned it:
“Was ah sad day for me and all the family of “TAVON “ Jah bless you son rest ez we need to stop killing one another “the time and energy you used to take up ah GUN....it’s less energy you used to shake yah bother or Sister hand NO TO GUNZ ..."
Tavon was shot near to his Eden Lodge home on Boxing Day around 7:00 pm. He succumbed to his injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) minutes later.