BROTHER BUTCH OF WAN LUV HAS FORWARDED ON.
By Makeda Mikael
Brother Butch, beloved of all Rastafari, aka Stephen Mason, the Elder Rastafari of the Wan Luv Community of Bendals, has passed on after a short period of discomfort, leaving his many brethren and the entire community in great grief as they consider the future without Bro Butch.
Wan Luv Community and Brother Butch has been within Rastafari from the beginning of the Revelation in Antigua over fifty years ago, preaching and living the mission of Rastafari on earth, the oneness of love!
Everyone who knew the man remembers his smiling face as he greeted one and all with love, laughing at life and it’s dread ups and downs, this was one Rastaman who knew his God and lived the joyful life He has commanded.
These were the brethren who loved everyone as children of God, who blended among and provided for all people, who blessed and partook, and who made friends everywhere with their band of drummers, a light to lighten the Gentiles!
Recognizing that he had done more than his share of the work in establishing the Wan Luv Community, Brother Butch has been spending his time getting the Community’s lands and Cannabis applications fully approved and the Tabernacle established.
He was fortunate to get help from Ms. Ruth Spencer, who alerted her donor organization of the need for a meeting place which could act also as a hurricane shelter for the community.
Rastafari of the Wan Luv Community and all Rastafari give thanks for the bountiful life and work of their Elder Brother Butch, May he Sleep in Peace!