Governor-General’s Tribute to the Memory of The Late Former Deputy Prime Minister and Ambassador to the United States (US), Seymour Mullings

Conveyed In Letter To Mrs. Lilieth Mullings

October 17, 2013

I am saddened by the passing of your dear husband, Ambassador Seymour Mullings, who served Jamaica so faithfully as a consummate Parliamentarian, Cabinet Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Diplomat.

Jamaicans will always remember Mr. Mullings for his humility, kindness, integrity and quiet  dignity. His constituents always found him not only accessible, but caring; traits for which staff in the Ministries where he served also remember him fondly.  The tributes in Parliament were a stirring testimony to one who had proven to be not only an astute and effective representative of the people, but also a true friend to many. His life certainly enriched the lives of thousands of Jamaicans.

His appointment to the Cabinet where he served in various Ministries between 1989 and 2001, his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister from 1993 to 2001, as Ambassador to the USA and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States from 2001 to 2004, were the official roles in which he demonstrated his acumen and his unswerving loyalty to Jamaica. However, many people, especially members of his church, remember the softer side of the man popularly called “Foggy”, who was a skilled and often inspired pianist.

Lady Allen joins me in extending to you, your children and all other members of your family, our deepest condolences. We pray that the many happy memories of Mr. Mullings, as well as your faith in God, will comfort and strengthen you always.

Yours sincerely,