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  • Former Mayor of Portmore, George Lee, has been accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica.
  • Mr. Lee died on September 29 in Florida after a period of illness.
  • The funeral service will take place at The Power of Faith Ministries, Portmore, on Thursday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Former Mayor of Portmore, George Lee, has been accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica.

Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, made the announcement during the weekly Jamaica House Media Briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister on October 9.

Minister Falconer informed that Cabinet has approved an official funeral for Mr. Lee, who died on September 29 in Florida after a period of illness. The funeral service will take place at The Power of Faith Ministries, Portmore, on Thursday, October 17, at 11:00 a.m.

Mayor Lee was serving his second stint as Mayor of Portmore, having also served as Councillor of the Greater Portmore North Division.

“George Lee will be remembered for his exemplary services to local government and was the lead campaigner for the development of the Portmore Municipality.  He played a critical role in the programmes and projects of the Social Development Commission, twinning arrangements between the Municipality and local and international development partners, as well as building partnerships with private and public entities,” Minister Falconer said.

She also noted that the former Mayor was 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.