Ms. Hortense Johnson, the grandmother of Dancehall star Aidonia was laid to rest over the weekend following her passing a few weeks earlier.
The funeral service of the late Ms. Johnson more affectionately known as ‘Mama Dell’ was held on Saturday, March 4th at the Canaan Mount Baptist Church in Dallas Castle, St. Andrew where she also resided. Following the service she was interred at the family plot in Plantation Walk in the same district.
‘Mama Dell’ passed away at home in her sleep on Wednesday, January 18th at approximately 7:33am, the deejay was off the island at the time but was deeply saddened by her sudden passing. Aidonia and his brother Lav, shared a closebond with their grandmother who was 83 at the time of her death.
Prior to the funeral the Fourth Genna boss who is currently one of the front-runners in the dancehall space delivered another top-notch performance at the Pennsylvania State University to a packed house in attendance. He was billed as the soleheadliner for the event. The previous week he also gave a good account of himself alongside reggae stalwart Beres Hammond at the ‘Food For The Soul’ concert in St. Croix in the U.S Virgin Islands. The event pulled an audience of over 13,000, one of the biggest the island has seen in recent times.