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The funeral service for Leweek ‘Lee’ Morris, stalwart of the Jamaican community in Leicester, England, will be held on Friday (June 11) at St. Peter’s Church.
Born in Kingston, Mr. Morris moved to Leicester in 1954 and was among the first West Indians to move to the East Midlands city.
He was a founding member of the Leicester Jamaica Community Service Group, the Leicester Caribbean Credit Union and the West Indies Senior Citizens project. A former magistrate, he was a very active fundraiser for the Jamaica Kidney Association.
Long time friend and Chairman of the Leicester Jamaica Community Service Group, Eric Hudson, said Mr. Morris was hard working and dedicated to the Jamaican community.
Mr. Morris’ daughter-in-law, Pamela Campbell, described her late father-in law as an ambassador for Jamaican and Caribbean nationals in Leicester. She said he would always find the time to help people, not just from the Caribbean community, but also the wider Leicester society.
She told JIS News that Mr. Morris loved to work with young people and took great pride in passing on his knowledge, especially about Jamaican history and culture.
Ms. Campbell said he was a dedicated family man and a wonderful grandfather, who loved to cook.
Mr. Morris is survived by six sons and daughters as well as 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. His wife passed away last year.
The Leicester Jamaica Community Service Group was set up to provide support and represent the interests of Jamaicans in Leicester, while the Leicester Caribbean Credit Union was started in 1974 in response to the difficulty the Caribbean community encountered in getting loans and support from local banks.
Established in 1984, the West Indian Senior Citizens Project aims to develop cultural, educational and social projects for the benefit of the
African/Caribbean community in Leicester.