Marcus Garvey Jr.
Marcus Garvey Jr., the firstborn son of Jamaica’s first national hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, passed away to Alzheimer’s disease in Wellington, Florida, on 08 December, 2020 at the age of 90.
He was born in St Andrew, Jamaica, and was a former president general of the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), the organization founded by his father, and also a noted electrical engineer, physicist, and mathematician who toured and lectured around the world.
His wife Jean Garvey released a statement:
“The departure of Marcus Jr, whom I had been married to for over 30 years, will leave a void that cannot be filled, and he will be greatly missed by numerous family, friends, and colleagues from all over the world, in many places where he had left indelible footprints.”
He is survived by Jean, younger brother Dr. Julius Garvey, sons Colin and Kyle-Sekou, stepdaughter Michelle Morris, and four grandchildren.