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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jeremy,Owen,Shane Nedd (cathead) who was born in Grenada on July 12, 1984 and passed away on December 05, 2006 at the age of 22. May your memories live on within us although you're Gone you'll never be Forgotten.

Usually when a person dies in their 40’s and upwards, there are many things that can be said about them, but this afternoon even though Jeremy has left us at the early age of 22, there is still a lot that can be said about him. The tributes to follow will also tell their story.

It was an overcast morning on Thursday the 12th of July1984 when a baby boy was born at the Health Center at Gouyave, at six and a quarter pounds to Jenny Nedd and Anthony “Sarab” Teka.

This baby boy was later dedicated at the Gouyave Seventh-day Adventist Church and given the name Jeremy Owen Shane Nedd.

Jeremy who spent the first half of his life in Grenada had a happy childhood and was considered up to this day as the last child of his grandmother Ms. Nedd.

As he grew, those of us who knew him came to love him, as he was an adorable child. Even though he could be very cheeky and mischievous, he had a smile that could break your heart.

Very early in his life he was given a nickname as nearly all young boys in Maran are given. His was ‘Cathead’, it might remind you of the Sherechire cat in Alice in Wonderland but even today when I hear this name it makes me smile because it reminds me of Jeremy’s smile. Even when he was serious you could still see a smile on his face.

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s he could be seen with his two cousins Vern and Gary and even though he was the youngest of the three and he always wanted to be a part of everything that they did.

The three of them attended the St. John’s Anglican Primary School at Gouyave and could be seen walking from Maran to Gouyave to go to and from school everyday together. That is one reason that they were sometimes referred to as the three Musketeers.

While growing up Jeremy was active in church, taking part in the various programmes that the children department did, like drama, singing and recitation. Being the youngest of the three Musketeers he increased his age just so that he could join the Pathfinder’s Club that was going, on since his older cousins were already part of it. The leader when asked what she remembers most about him said this ‘at the beginning Jeremy along with Vern were two of the most mischievous boys of the club, but by the end they were the most polite, helpful, well-behaved and courteous’.

These were qualities that he kept with him throughout his life and he always tried to do what was right.

During the early 1990’s on Sabbath mornings Jeremy would sometimes accompany me to pick up our cousin Jamie by Ms. Lynthia to bring him to church. Then later on when he could manage on his own Jeremy would go for Jamie for himself.

Jeremy left Grenada in 1997 after passing the Common Entrance exam, to go to the United States to live with his mother and younger sister and brother. Shortly after he arrived Amera and TJ would sometimes complain that Jeremy was too strict, but that was just part of his grandmother’s and Pathfinder Club training. He wanted them to grow up to be courteous, respectful, well behaved and to make the family proud.

He attended Middle School 320 for one year and graduated in 1998 receiving an award in Mathematics.  He selected George Westinghouse High School in Brooklyn, New York because it was a high school based on Information Technology (computer science & technology).  He was a very good and dedicated student. He did a course in pre-engineering and graduated from this institution in 2002. His career ambition was to become a computer engineer.

Shortly after finishing high school he was employed with Direct TV and Dish Network, where he worked until his death. He was good at anything he put his hands on, anything went wrong you could call Jeremy for help and he would always figure out what the problem was and fix it. He was a naturalist at what he did. He was a special child, he was a gifted child.

His favourite music was rap and reggae. His favourite artist was Sizzla and Bob Marley, which is no surprise since this was probable influenced by the numerous Bob Marley records Uncle Junior and Jackie used to play at his grand mother’s house while he was growing up here in Grenada.

In every day life or as you may notice in many of his pictures, you would see him wearing something red. This again is no surprise because red was his favourite colour.

Even though he was away from Grenada for nine years he still had the people that he knew in his thoughts, for when he came here in August 2006 it seems on reflection that he came to say goodbye to all those that he knew. For the two weeks that he was here, he visited as many people as he could to see how they were doing. Those he did not see he enquired about. He visited all that he could in Maran. He made sure to visit Sis. Tillock in Gouyave, he even went to Mt. Granby to visit Sis Ferriera and Sis. Budd, he journeyed to True Blue to visit Bro. David, he went to many other places to see people and he was able to go to Petite Martinique to visit Uncle Jude and his family. He was able to see his sister Gem in Victoria and his father ‘Sarab’ who was here on vacation. Any ones he did not have time to see was because they were not at home and time was short. While here in August he spent as much time as he could with various members of his family, talking, liming, going to the beach and generally having a good time.

The two Saturdays that he spent here, he could be found in the Gouyave Seventh-day Adventist Church where he was able to worship and to see members that he knew but had not seen since he left.

At the end of his vacation he accompanied his sister and brother back to the United States. He spent the last few months of his life as he usually did and was planning to spend his grandmother’s birthday with her in Canada. He bought two tickets for Amtrack train for his brother TJ and himself to attend his grandmother's birthday on December 21, 2006 in Canada.

Even though Jeremy lived for himself and was not into sports, he liked to lime but was never in trouble. He made it a priority to keep in touch with his family especially his mother, brother, sister, and grand mother – Ms Nedd. Every Sunday he would call TJ to ask what his mother cook for dinner so he could come over for dinner. He also kept in touch with his uncles, aunts and cousins at various times.

We were all plunged into shock when early Wednesday morning, the 6th December from around 4:00 am we began getting the news that Jeremy was brutally killed. We all had different reactions, some of us cried for the whole day, some were unable to go to work, some fainted, and even up to now some of us still can’t believe that he is actually gone. None of us ever thought that after 34 years, the next person in the family to leave us would be Jeremy.

The news hit his grandmother Ms. Nedd very hard since he was like her last child and his aunts Joan and Joy considered him not only as their nephew, but as their son because of the close bond that existed between Vern, Gary and Jeremy.

Someone once said
When I die, give what’s left of me away, to children and old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, cry for your brother, walking the street beside you. And when you need me put your arms around anyone and give them what you need to give me. I want to leave you something better than words of sounds. Look for me in the people I’ve known and loved. And if you can’t give me away, at least let me live in your eyes and not on your mind.

Today left to morn is his dear mother – Jenny Nedd
Father – Anthony Teka better known as Sarab 
Brothers – Taajwar or TJ as he is known and Michael
Sisters- Ameera, Gem, and Pauline
Grand mothers – Lera Nedd and Gladis Teka
Uncles – Osbert, Jude, Ashley, Junior, Jimmy, Jackie and Neville, Hubert, Samuel, Robert and George
Aunts – Joan, Joy, Judy, Christine, Clair, Dorris and Christybell
Aunts and unlces-in-law – Beverly, Osulia, Enid, Tony, Joe, Cytin
Cousins – Angela, Ann marie, Natalie, Nadia, La Verne, Von, Vern, Gary, Alie, Allison, Ron, Tado, Amoz, Kevin, Shirlyn, Kiola, Kellon , Knox, Ike, Jill marie, Judy-ann, Hadiya, Kira, Tamara, Keisha, Alexis, Chandar, Jamie, Nicole, Kayla, Justin, Tarana, Carisha,
Rafie, Dwight, Cecil, Shane, Darryl, Rafton, Clifton, Sandra, Karen, Sharlene, Daniel
Rakeisha, Gervern, Gersane, Kyle, Moriah, Cassie, Natoya and many others.
His girlfriend Quaniqua white.
Friends in the US including Kurt, Chola, Kish, Isaac, Jason, Kareem,Kamine, Glenroy Macada, Lisa and Annie
Close family and friends including grand uncles and grand aunts, many other cousins and cousins-in law, Evelyn, Sis. Tillock, Sis. Althea, Auntie Eva and Kevin, Rose Marie, Ms. Rita, Ms. Thomas, the Nedd, Welsh, Teka, Charles, Edwards, Matthew, Patricia & Cherry-Ann Ferguson,  Rena Townsend, Raymond and Dhranghit families
Auntie Daphney & family, Auntie Cislyn & family, Jester & family, Cousin Densil & family, Zizgua & family.

Members of the Gouyave and Mt. Granby Seventh-day Adventist Churches, neighbours and friends of Gros Point, Maran, Gouyave and Victoria.

To T.J.
I know that you have not only lost your big brother but also your best friend. Remember that you now hold an extra special place in our hearts and we will always be there for you. You can email or call any time and we – your aunts, uncles and cousins, will be there for you.

To Auntie Jenny & Sarab
I know that is it not easy loosing a son but just remember that to some of us Jeremy was not just a nephew or a cousin, he was a son or a brother. Ps. 31:24 says – Be ye of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.

To my grandmother
We know that Jeremy was like your last child, and that he planned to spend this time with you whether in Canada or here in Grenada. Today you have your ten children with you, and this may never happen again in your life time, so weep toady, but tomorrow please the Lord, rejoice and celebrate another year in your life and be thankful that you have the opportunity to see all your children and some of the grands and great grands together.

To my aunts, uncles, cousins, other family members, relatives and friends
Even though Jeremy may have not fully walked in the way of the Lord as he had been taught as a child, he did not neglect to come into God’s courts as he came to church when he was here in August. We will never know what prayer he prayed or what decision he made just before he died, but today we are still alive. So let us make a decision for the Lord, because we do not know when we would die or under what circumstances. Let us therefore make a decision for the Lord today.

And so we say good bye Jeremy, even though you are gone, you will always hold a special place in our hearts. We do not know why you were taken, or why you had to go in such a way but as a family we will pull together and support each other. So good bye son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, good bye and hopefully we will see you on resurrection morning. Good Bye.
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Tributes and Condolences
My son forever   / Sarab (Father)
To my son Jeremy whom i held so high
I miss you very much and thinking about you every day and night
I often wonder what it is like where you are, i just pray that you are happy  and that you are in a good place with your new frie...  Continue >>
You not here   / Jenny Nedd (Mother)
JEREMY  it hurts so much when i look around and you're not here. I pray that your killer/s will be found and brought to justice. J i cannot rest until this is done. My life is not the same, J my heart is broken in so many pieces it could never b...  Continue >>
growing up together   / Vern Nichols (cousin)
When i was a child growing up i used to hang around a kid who we like to call cathead i can;t remember how he got that name but it stuck with him till he died. Most people know me as smallwhite cause i waz white when i was young. Jeremy and i used to...  Continue >>
remebering my cousin jeremy   / Keisha Nedd (cousin)
Remembering Jeremy

Jeremy was one of my favorite cousins. On the day when my dad told me that Jeremy was dead I couldn’t believe it. I was very sad. I cried a lot and that caused me not to be able to go to school that morning. I wil...  Continue >>
aunty judy   / Judy Nedd-Roderique (Aunt)
Remembering Jeremy

Jeremy will always be remembered as Miss Nedd Grandson. But in fact he was her 'last child'. Jeremy was raised by my mother the same way she raised us. She taught him to be respectful, loving, caring and honest. He was ...  Continue >>
Happiness Come Back  / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
A Mother's Pain  / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
One More Time  / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
SAD BUT STILL HOLDING ON....  / JILL NEDD (COUSIN)    Read >>
Sad / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
Love / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
It's hard  / Jenny Nedd (mother)    Read >>
Missing you  / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
Unbelievable / Tj (Friend)    Read >>
A mother's pain  / Jenny Nedd (Mother)    Read >>
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His legacy
To Those I Love  
To Those I love

To those I love and those who loved,
when I am gone, release me and let me go.
I have so many things to see and do,
you must not tie yourself to me with tears,
be happy we had so many years.

I gave you my love,
you can only guess how much
you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shared,
but now it's time I travel alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must;
then let your grief be comforted by trust
its only a while that we must part.
So bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on;
so if you need me, call
and I will come,
tho' you can't see me, or touch me
I'll be near and if you listen with your heart,

You will hear all my love around you, soft and clear
and when you come this way alone;
I will greet you with a smile and open arms,
WELCOME HOME!

On behalf of my beloved loved ones
I love you

Jeremy
 
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