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  • Mr. Lee’s body arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, October 14 at 8 am and was led to a funeral home in Portmore in a 20-car procession.
  • An evening of tributes will be held for the former Mayor at the HEART Academy on Wednesday, October 16 starting at 4 pm, followed by a wake, scheduled to begin 10 pm.
  • He is to be accorded an official funeral on Thursday, October 17.

The body of former Mayor of Portmore George Lee has arrived in Jamaica. He is to be accorded an official funeral on Thursday, October 17.

Mr. Lee’s body arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday, October 14 at 8 am and was led to a funeral home in Portmore in a 20-car procession. The procession travelled along George Lee Boulevard, passing the Municipal Office.

Members of the public will be able to view the former Mayor’s body on Tuesday, October 15, which will lie in state from 10 am to 1 pm at the Portmore United Church at the corner of Eberle Drive and Bridgeport Road.

Two condolence books have been opened, one at the Greater Portmore Primary School and another at the Municipality Office. A condolence book will also be opened at the Portmore United Church during the viewing of the body.

An evening of tributes will be held for the former Mayor at the HEART Academy on Wednesday, October 16 starting at 4 pm, followed by a wake, scheduled to begin 10 pm.

 

The official funeral for the former Mayor of Portmore will be held at the Power of Faith Ministries at the Portmore Town Centre at 11 am. Attendants will be able to view the body prior to the start of the thanksgiving service at 10 am.

Approximately 500 school children will line sections of George Lee Boulevard and Dawkins Drive as the procession makes its way to the church.

The Government of Jamaica approved an official funeral for Mayor Lee who was serving his second stint as Mayor of Portmore when he died on September 29 in Florida after a period of illness.

Mayor Lee was the Councillor of the Greater Portmore North Division before making history as the first mayor of the municipality.

He has been lauded as the lead campaigner for the development of Portmore and a major proponent of issues related to citizen safety and security having led the establishment of Portmore’s Parish Safety and Security Committee.

Mayor Lee, who died at the age of 74, is survived by wife Anieta Lee, daughter Claudette Lee, and stepsons, Rojah and Andrew Teck.