Louis F. Fedee, 64, reggae musician with Zion Wave

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Louis F. Fedee, 64, of Virginia Beach, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Maryland. A native of St. Lucia, West Indies, he was the son of Theresa Fedee and the late Godfried Fedee of Winter Haven, Fla.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Fedee of Virginia Beach; his ex-wife, Agnita Fedee of Virginia, and their daughters, Jacqueline San Antonio of Chesapeake, Allison Kennedy of Maryland, Kemmer Fedee of Virginia Beach, Lisa Joseph of East Hartford, Conn.; his daughters, Diane Regis Eugene of France, Tricia Leon of St. Lucia, and Louise Jackson of Miami, Fla.; brothers, George Fedee and his wife, Dee, of Virginia Beach, and Noel Fedee and his wife, Evete, of San Diego; his sister, Crescentia Lonton and her husband, Jeff, of Winter Haven, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Nellie Fedee of Houston; his grandchildren, Marleen and Marjorie Eugene, Kadisha, Kevin, Dean, and Yenic Leon, Reya, Nadia, and Elyse Joseph, Antonio and Alejandro San Antonio, Elijah Fedee, Devany Kennedy, and Jaden Jackson. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and also fans all across the state.

Louis proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and retired in 1997. After his retirement, he started his own janitorial service. Louis enjoyed many things. He was a musician and led the reggae band Zion Wave, which was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s. His band paved the way for the roots rock-reggae scene in Virginia, where he left a remarkable impact on those who were able to perform and even follow the band through its many years.

Louis enjoyed outdoor activities like planting vegetables, fishing and, when he could, he loved to bake homemade bread and pastries. There was nothing that could keep him from enjoying those things he loved to do. He was truly a jack of all trades. He had a giving heart and he will be missed by many.

The family will be holding a viewing for Louis F. Fedee at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel at 1485 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. A homegoing service will be held on Saturday, Nov., 26, 2016, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.

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