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Former Cabinet Minister and Deputy Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, Neville Brice Lewis, who died on December 30 in Miami, Florida is to be accorded an official funeral by the Government.
This announcement was made recently by the Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller. The official funeral service will be held at the Lacovia Anglican Church, Lacovia, St. Elizabeth on January 13, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A Planning Committee for the Official Funeral Service will be chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Lands, Roger Clarke, and will include representatives of the family, the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Dorothy Carter, who will represent the Jamaica Labour Party. Mr. Lewis served as Member of Parliament for North West St. Elizabeth from 1976-1993; Minister of Social Security from 1980-1983, and Minister of Local Government from 1983-1989. He was 76 years old at the time of his death.