GK: 4,500 mourners Attended Lowell Hawthorne Funeral in Brooklyn....Golden Krust owner remembered as 'compassionate visionary'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Lowell Hawthorne, R.I.P
NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — The widow of the Jamaican-born founder and owner of the popular Golden Krust restaurant chain in the United States, Lowell Hawthorne, broke her silence at his massive funeral in Brooklyn on Tuesday, writing that his shocking suicide left her family heartbroken and grasping for answers.
Lorna Hawthorne called her husband a “Phenomenal Extraordinaire,” as she shared her first personal sentiments in a tribute on the back of a 45-page printed programme for the funeral.
Family members singing a song in tribute to
 the late Lowell Hawthorne (Photo: CMC)
“My husband was a visionary, a dreamer, a motivator, a courageous and compassionate person,” she said in the message to the more than 4,500 mourners who packed the Christian Cultural Center, in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn.
“You were my confidant, a faithful and loving husband, the greatest dad our children could ever wish for and a tower of strength to our family. Though you left us with many tears and questions, we must continue our life and will see you in paradise.”
Hawthorne, 57, died December 2 after shooting himself in the head inside his Golden Krust factory in the Bronx, New York. Police recovered the gun and a note, but authorities did not reveal what the message said. more