PNP head Mark pays tribute to priest Easton

Jamaica: President of the People’s National Party of Jamaica, Mark Golding, M.P., expresses condolences to the family and friends of a retired priest, The Rev. Fr. Easton Lee, O.D., who passed away on January 18, 2021.

Lee, who was born in Trelawny and raised in St. Elizabeth, was an author, actor, Anglican priest, broadcaster, photographer and director, who contributed significantly to the development of Jamaica’s cultural and artistic product. He was duly awarded with both the Silver Musgrave Medal and the Order of Distinction from the Government of Jamaica, credits to his talent and commitment to nation-building.

“Father Lee was a member of a generation of patriots who helped define who we are as Jamaicans. He represented excellence, and his work will inspire generations to come. As a broadcaster, his pleasant personality captivated audiences and made him a favorite to Jamaicans at home and abroad,” Golding said of the published playwright.

After decades of work in the creative industry, Easton Lee became an Anglican priest, demonstrating his gifts’ diversity and the depth of his faith.

Easton Lee’s legacy will live on through his work at the Social Welfare Commission (now the Social Development Commission), the Jamaica Broadcasting Commission (now TVJ), and the Jamaica Information Service. The People’s National Party is also counted amongst the institutions that have benefited from Easton Lee’s talents. In the 1980s, Rev. Fr. Lee partnered with Corina Meeks in communications agency Creative Associates Ltd. that provided strategic marketing support to the Party.

The People’s National Party pays tribute to a great cultural icon.

May Easton Lee’s soul rest in peace.

Shazz said, “Condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. My best memories are his humor while a broadcaster. I was so happy to learn he had entered the Priesthood. Rest In Peace Rev. Lee, and light perpetual shine upon you.”

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