Official death announcement of Jeff Joseph

JEFFERSON OSBERT SYLVESTER JOSEPH of St. Joseph, aka, Jeff Jo and Ras Maff

Date of Birth: September 30th, 1953

Died on November 23, 2011 at Le Meynard Hospital in Martinique

Left to mourn:

Father:         Camus Sylvester Joseph

Step Mother:         Ketura Joseph

Common-law Wife:     Mounia Monique Orosemane

Children:        Morge, Joy, Lacashia and Jefferson Joseph

1 Adopted Son:    Pierre Marie in France

Mothers of Children:    Maggy Virpin and Bertina Baudet

Grand Children:    (3) Liberty, London, Kieron

Brothers:        Colbert, Lennon, Leroy and Steve Joseph

Adopted Brother:    Peter Daniel

Sisters:            Paula, Alleyne and Mahalia Joseph

Aunties:    Miranda & Evelyn Luke, Emaline  Joseph, Dorina Lawrence, Ruthine Nicholas-Figueira, Agnes Charles, Chriselia Gabriel, Aldith Defoe and Elpha Sylvester

Uncles:    Emmanuel, Edward and Ambrose Sylvester

Nieces:    Odessa Etienne, Saphira Cabey, Sadasia Frederick, Janee Rodney, Camila Rojas, Colcia, Nikisha, Ayana and Parsha Joseph

Nephews:    Shaquan Frederick, Jason, Christon, Ajani and Dennison Joseph

Sister-in-Law:    Flavian Joseph

Grand Nieces:    Asia Rojas, Chaidia Joseph

Grand Nephew:    Delano Francis

Other Relatives & Friends:

Debbie Douglas, Tiyani Behanzin, Marlon, Donna & Alison Sylvester, Albertina, Albert, Desmond Montoute, Ranny (Dr. Ross) & Glensworth Williams,  Loftus Emmanuel, Georges Barry, Barraw Marie-Joseph, Lydie Fort Royal , Coco, Pepe, members of Grammacks International band, Fitzroy Williams, George Desimus & Volt-a-face group, Dr. Inamo,  Frederic and Helene Valere, the Bardouille and Luke family in Mahaut, Julie Serrant & Family, Vernice, Bevin Romain, Ramsy (Popouri) Edmund, Cockey, the Louis, Vidal and Harry family in Salisbury, Nicholas family, Montoute family, Nurse Lawrence, Anthony Astaphan, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Ambassador Vince Henderson, Hon. Kelver  Darroux, musicians in Dominica including members of the Cadence Fraternity, Dominica Festivals Commission, the entire community of St. Joseph and many other friends and relatives in Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Paris, and the USA, names too numerous to mention.

The funeral mass of the late Jefferson Osbert Sylvester Joseph will take place at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church on Saturday 3rd December, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.

Viewing of the body will take place at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church from 12.00 noon to 2.30 p.m.
Burial will follow at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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51 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    November 3, 2012

    r.i.p

  2. December 3, 2011

    RIP my dear cousin, from my brother and myself, and our entire family

  3. Anonymous
    December 3, 2011

    R.I.P Jeff :(

  4. jane
    December 2, 2011

    we will mis u

  5. William James
    December 2, 2011

    “The Dominican Musician Still in Exile”

    A Huge Loss

    R.I.P… BROTHER JEFF JOE R.I.P

    Today we feel the void of loosing a well-known Dominican Musician Jeff Joseph (Jeff Joe). Jeff with his Group “Grammacks International” out of St Joseph Dominica was one of the groups that took the Brand new musical style of “Cadence-lypso” to the rest of the planet. The group toured the Caribbean, French islands, Africa, France, and Europe and even played at a Super Bowl in the United States. The music influenced other styles of music included Zouk which groups like Kassav now embrace. Jeff Joe was very persistent in staying true to the Art of his Music even when Grammacks had broken up. Jeff continued to do projects and produce music with other Musicians internationally; He also performed in Dominica locally and at the annual World Creole Music Festival in in Dominica.
    Like many Dominican Musicians, Jeff Joe had his struggles to make it musically outside of Dominica but he refused to let that slow him down; he was well respected has earned his respect and righful place among people and Dominican Musicians. Jeff Jo realized how much the Dominican People and Musicians could improve in the art of music and often talked about building community centers and recording studios at home in Dominica for our youth he has been a embassor for Dominica and supported and advertised the World Creole Music Festival and our music at home and abroad.
    As we put Jeff to rest we have hope that we will see him again in the lifet to come He is now with Jah. The Dominica musician must keep his spirit alive in our music and spread among us the love and energy he had deep inside him which he always shared. I hope that in the days and years to come Dominica will also remember to honor jeff and rest of the Dominican Musicians that are still in exile by embracing our work and ideas to bring to fruition music school and memorial that are in the making since the passing of Jeff. Every one of us would prefer to be home as often as possible to perform and be with our people and to continue to build on what jeff has lead the way in doing for Dominica.
    Thanks to The Government to Honering Jeff Jo with a State Funeral. one love to all
    RIP Jeff Jo.

  6. A FAN
    December 2, 2011

    R.I.P Jeff JO you surely will be missed you were given to us for 58 years, you keep us dancing, singing to some of the best songs ever made thank you, but the Lord needs you to keep his angels singing and dancing making them happy to musically. We LOVE YOU

  7. scrappy coco
    December 2, 2011

    JAH BLESS REST IN PEACE ,FINAL NIGHT ON EARTH YOUR MEMORIES RUN DEEP IN OUR SOULS.

  8. birdy_1964
    December 2, 2011

    Jeff we don’t know you but your music oh my. we are celebrating your home coming, music all day. we should not be sad. R.I.P. SORRY WE CAN’T COME, FROM HOLLAND TO ATTEND. IN MY HEART I WILL BE THERE. FROM ALL OF US THE DEVISION BRANWIEEK, WE LOVE YOU jEFF.

  9. December 2, 2011

    people of DA let the man soul RIp please

  10. Harry IN Salisbury
    December 2, 2011

    R.I.P Cousin Jeff Joseph.Must attend this Funeral on Saturday with my entire Family.Will miss you.Everyday am playing your CD’S .

  11. baboolee
    December 2, 2011

    Our deepest sympathy to the Slyvester Joseph family on the passing of one of Dominica Icon Jeff Jo.
    You will be missed in all circles coming from the Bardouille family here in Dominca & overseas.
    May your soul Rest In Peace Cuz.

  12. Jeff's Music Rocked
    December 2, 2011

    MOTORCADE MOTORCADE!! What a brilliant spontaneous idea!!! I think that even some little children in years to come will atleast remember the Motorcade! My co-worker cousins from Guadeloupe are even excited. We have to remember is a day or mourning so we must behave proper.

  13. December 1, 2011

    Respect to J.J..The spirit is enjoying the love he is getting..This brother was all about love n happiness….Shhhh moment of silence.

  14. December 1, 2011

    everybody lets be at peace ,because jeff jo is at peace right so whats the fight.r,i p jo u will always be miss

  15. hot peper
    December 1, 2011

    jeff joseph never wanted to laid to rest in that church in st.joseph. they want to make a momument to him so they him in show all person where jeff is laid to rest. but th jeff i know never wanted to be placed in that church never. the man was a rasta man and the famil is not honoring the man request by buring him in this catholic church.

    • LOLsmileyface
      December 2, 2011

      JAH! ..

    • St joe person
      December 2, 2011

      nonsense alone alu ignorant dominicans does talk., where u expect them to buried him, uh? in ur back yard. stop being stupid, d man is going to be buried in his community, where he ws born n raised u dere wit rasta man, jah boy

  16. Rastafari
    December 1, 2011

    RIP Jeff Jo, you are in good hands. Why do the heathens rage and the people imagine vain?

  17. MYOHMY
    December 1, 2011

    Thank you DNO for putting the Death Announcement of one of our Famous. I really appreciate that. I wish that you could have a spot on your site for Death Announcements and ask for a contribution from the families of the deceased as sometimes i miss them on DBS radio.

    ADMIN: We run death announcements as long as they are sent to us.

    • seasoning pepper
      December 2, 2011

      DNO does have a death announcement page, but is if the people don’t send it they cannot publish it.

  18. DAT U HEAR WI
    December 1, 2011

    it iz amazing to see hw people r busy to get at each other just for one little ting said. all we have to do iz chk jeff joe to give him a proper send off nut sum foolin dat doe have nuttin gd to say about state resources dat iz f dat dam fool payin tax . motocade on saturday b dr if u want to if nut shut yr face and lastly for da person talkin bout if sen.joe big enough hush dr ryte. iz dat u hear wi

  19. hmmm
    December 1, 2011

    Well Well Well , to you ImWonderin. the government of Dominica decided to give Jeff a big send off as per Vince in his interview. So if they are the ones co-ordinating the burial it would make sense for them to cover all avenues. and YES i would like to know that my TAX money is actually going towards the burial of Jeff Joe, as he too has done for Dominica as a true citizen would. No reason why we have to pin point what type of media to use . Hmmm

  20. look it
    December 1, 2011

    I want to be part of the motocade!!!! I will be on bayfront, but i hear that it is a day of mourning. A motorcade is not disrespecting the day of mourning so all who do not want to participate can wait in St. Joe. Why them people always have to come with their negativity nuh? it is a peaceful show of appreciation. The Government will accept that! I hope the state vehicle is at the front!!! MOTORCADE! i will be parked and ready!!!!

  21. hot peper
    December 1, 2011

    this is the worst that happen to jeff joseph to be laid to rest in the belly of the beast.

    • WENDY
      December 1, 2011

      WELL EAT HIM!!! OR BETTER YET TELL GOD WHAT TO DO DAMN IDIOT!!!!!!!

  22. Anonymous
    December 1, 2011

    THE WHOLE FACT OF THE MATTER,JEFF JOSEPH SEEMS TO HAVE TOUCH MANY HEARTS AND SOUL WITH HIS MUSIC. SO IF HE IS GETTING A GRAND SEND OFF, WHAT’S ALL THE BICKKERING IS AL ABOUT. I COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS SHOULD NOT HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS IF THEY ARE GOING TO USE IT TO SPREAD HATE AND IGNORANCE. WHO THE CAP FIT LET THEM WEAR IT. REST IN PEACE JEFF JOE.
    YOUR WORK HAS FINISH HERE ON EARTH. MANY PEOPLE WILL REMEMBER YOU BY THAT. YOU ARE
    ON THE OTHER SIDE AND ONLY JAH CAN HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN YOUR RESTING PLACE.

  23. Upset
    December 1, 2011

    Rest in peace Joe you legacy will live on

  24. Motocade Time!
    December 1, 2011

    STUPES!! it is a Death announcement, where all that negativity coming from.. i back “SERIOUS”.. I will be on Bayfront from 10:00am blasting my Cadence Music… MOTOCADE!!! I IN THAT!!!!

  25. Neg Gwanbay
    December 1, 2011

    Any pics of last night’s event in st joe ADMIN?

  26. sony
    December 1, 2011

    What about the show that was planned on that day ? Jeff would not like to cancel no show… let the music play ! let the people dance !

  27. hmmm
    December 1, 2011

    I agreewith Roseau the government of dominica should sponsor live viewing of Jeff’s funeral.. He deserved it

    • I'mWondering
      December 1, 2011

      Everything should not be up to the government you know! They could have done something, but so too, could Marpin TV as the premier provider. They should have stepped up and volunteered to broadcast the event live.

      Instead of blaming the government on what it failed to do…look for alternatives. Start a petition and get Marpin to broadcast live.

      Be proactive instead of reactive

      • dang!
        December 1, 2011

        How do you know marpin not broadcasting the event live? Dominicans are so expert at just talking in the absence of information.

      • sisserou
        December 2, 2011

        @I’m wonderin – the funeral will be broadcasted live on Marpin 2K4 ltd. Be guided accordingly.

  28. fatty batty
    December 1, 2011

    what you mean waste of state resource your money that paying for it.

  29. Roseau
    December 1, 2011

    We need a TV station like http://www.htsstlucia.org We can see live news.

  30. Roseau
    December 1, 2011

    Is there enough space in St.Joseph for such a big funeral

    • Anonymous
      December 2, 2011

      Ugh,what u mean by that don’t be hating on my village.St.Joe was the place the man was born and raised ok,so it will be held there.

  31. Tears
    December 1, 2011

    Waste of what state resources, that was Ras maff wish to have his funeral in his home town and burial in his home town. What is Dominica people problem dam.

    • JEFF JOSEPHism
      December 1, 2011

      who d hell dat said it was a waste of state resources no one said dat before u think people stupid dats what u think jacko ITS NOT NO DAMN WASTE OF NO FREAKING STATE RESOURCES

      Roseau NEVER SAID SUCH WHO ARE U FOOLING

      DOUNCE KIAT

      • Mate
        December 1, 2011

        Idiot, if you read the previous comments, you’d have seen that an idiot below said that. Let the man rest in peace! He was a great man! His music was wonderful! He had a great personality! He did a lot for Dominica and its music! So a lot of people need to get a life, instead of bringing down what’s happening! Sigh! R.I.P. Jeff Jo!

      • sort mate
        December 1, 2011

        d first comment was roseau followed by tears den Jeff joism so jeff joism was right you dats d idiotic fool hater!

  32. Serious
    December 1, 2011

    RIP Jeff JOE!!! HEAR THIS: Let us all start a motorcade from Bayfront on Saturday fom 10:30am. We may not be able to bury him like the stae wanted but “the State” who are WE the PEOPLE can do a motocade!! no costs to show our appreciation. SO WHO IN IT? Bayfront Saturday, 10:30am… WE DOING IT FOR JEFF!!! St. Jospeh going to come alive!!!!

    • kakarat
      December 1, 2011

      i like this suggestion,let’s do this spontaneously, it would be a great show of affection ……. 10:30 bayfront.

  33. ICEMILK
    December 1, 2011

    …… IF U DONT HAVE NOTHING TO POST DONT POST ANYTHING. CONTINUE TO STAY …… FOOL.

  34. ICEMILK
    December 1, 2011

    REST IN PEACE JEFF JO. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOUR MUSIC. AND U WILL BE MISSED EVERY YEAR AT CREOLE FESTIVAL. MY KING OF CADENCE MUSIC.

  35. Anonymous
    December 1, 2011

    12-2:30pm!…the body will defrost and stink up the place…..RIP fadda!

  36. ..........
    December 1, 2011

    waste of state resources……..

    • JEFF JOSEPHism
      December 1, 2011

      DAMN JALOUSY LONG LIVE JEFF JO

      JALOUSY SAY MET SOUR SIAY

      BUT OBEAH CANNOT KILL JAH

      LONG LIVE JEFF JO

      SCIENTIST JALOUSY

    • Neg Gwanbay
      December 1, 2011

      With a comment like that ur ten dots are very appropriate for ur name.Jack to the tenth power.

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