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April 9, 2008 10:06am CST
BOB MARLEY’S MOTHER, CEDELLA MARLEY BOOKER, PASSES AWAY… Apr 9, 2008 Author: MissXpose | Filed under: Bob Marley, Cedella Marley Booker We heard that Cedella Marley Booker, mother of the legendary Bob Marley passed away last night. She was 82. Details have not yet been released, however, we send our deep condolences to the entire Marley family. We will continue to keep you advised as to the developments of the passing of Cedella Marley Booker. History Booker was born Cedella Malcolm in Kingston, Jamaica to Omeriah Malcolm and Alberta Willoughby. Booker married Norval Sinclair Marley, a white Jamaican of English ancestry, when she was 18. Norval Marley was a Marine officer and captain, as well as a plantation overseer. He provided financial support for his wife and child but seldom saw them, as he was often away on trips. Bob was ten years old when Norval died of a heart attack in 1955 at age 60. Cedella and Bob then moved to the Trenchtown slum of Kingston. Booker later remarried an American man and moved to Delaware. She currently lives in Florida. Booker has written two books about her son Bob Marley, My Son, Taylor Trade Publishing, Bob Marley: An Intimate Portrait by His Mother, Penguin Books Ltd (UK) She released the music albums Awake Zion and Smilin’ Island of Song.