Parkwood pays last respects to Southampton FC chair

Community and sports leader, Kevin Solomons has passed away.

Abduragiem Adams, Rise up Parkwood

It comes with great sadness that we have to put out a message to say farewell to one of our own, Kevin Solomons.

Not only was he a bold, caring and enthusiastic leader for us at RiseUp but he has equally been so for the other entities and fraternities he belonged to, among them the Southampton Football club as well as the Parkwood Football Association. The community has lost a true gem and the void he’s left no one would be able to fill.

We at RiseUp will certainly miss the pep talks, guidance and commitment he brought in aid of creating a safer and better environment for our youth.

The early morning set-ups, dealing with objections, guidance throughout our journeys and the support he had for our community feeding schemes.

Truth be told, Southampton has lost a legend, Parkwood has lost both a legend and community father.

Brother Kevin, may you fly high among the angels and protect us from above as you did on earth. May we all find comfort in the memories we had, the laughter and tears we shared. Rest in eternal peace. Till we meet again.

William Akim, Ward 66 councillor

Kevin Solomons also known as”Brother” to many community members in the area will surely be missed by all. I have known Kevin for 30 years as a very good friend.

He was a member on our ward committee, founder member of the Parkwood Sunday Soccer league, chairman of Southampton FC and member of the Parkwood Facility Management Committee and played a very active role in bringing unity and change to our area.

Kevin was a humble, down-to-earth person serving the people, always willing to assist those in need and even went the extra mile to assist people who needed transport.

His first love was serving the word of God and being a good husband to his wife Sophia Solomons, father and grandfather to his children.

His legacy in the Parkwood Estate area will continue through soccer.

Until we meet again. Kevin Solomons you have finished your race and are now looking down at us.

RIP my friend