Mil­ton Brown: A true stal­wart

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION -


UPON HEAR­ING the news of the pass­ing of Mil­ton Brown, I wish to use this op­por­tu­nity to ex­press my sin­cere con­do­lences to friends and fam­ily of the for­mer mayor of May Pen and coun­cil­lor for the Min­eral Heights divi­sion. I re­cently met Mr Brown dur­ing the by-elec­tion in South East Claren­don. I could pick up that Mr Brown had un­con­di­tional love for his peo­ple from Min­eral Heights. He was a gen­tle­man who be­lieved in the growth and devel­op­ment of his divi­sion and parish. Mr Brown high­lighted the im­por­tance of the inclusion of the younger gen­er­a­tion in pol­i­tics through his un­wa­ver­ing sup­port of for­mer sen­a­tor, now Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for South East Claren­don, Pear­nel Charles Jr. He be­lieved our young peo­ple would for­mu­late the foun­da­tion of build­ing the new Ja­maica.

We have lost a true stal­wart, leader, vi­sion­ary and fa­ther of his peo­ple in Claren­don and, by ex­ten­sion, a brave and fear­less soldier of the Ja­maica Labour Party (JLP). I know the JLP is sad­dened and shocked by his pass­ing.

To his fam­ily, I hope they will be com­forted by his self­less ser­vice, which will for­ever re­main un­change­able in the legacy he has left be­hind.

Los­ing a loved one is never easy, but I know the re­silience, courage and vigour within his fam­ily will con­tinue to main­tain what to me has proven to be a con­sis­tent rep­u­ta­tion which will bring com­fort to who­ever is hurt­ing dur­ing this pe­riod of grief. I pray that eter­nal light will shine upon him and heal­ing may flow through the doors of his fam­ily, friends and loved ones.

Rest well, cham­pion coun­cil­lor, rest well. We all will con­tinue to love you even when we only have your legacy to hold tight!


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