Footprints: Lee Binns - JCDC retiree gone to eternal rest
In Southfield, St Elizabeth, Lee Uatha Binns was born on July 23, 1942, to mother May Senior and father Richard DeSouza Binns.
But the red southern soil could not keep Lee, the outgoing, jovial, loving, and sociable person, stuck in its rural embrace forever. After senior school, she was lured by the urban lights of Kingston and the opportunities the capital city had to offer.
There, Lee worked in the government services. The postal office, Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Festival Commission, now the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, benefited from her years of service.
When Lee wasn't surrounded by bureaucracy, she delved into art and craft and soiled her hands in her garden. And in the kitchen, she was "an exceptional cook".
The woman with whom one had engaging political and current affairs discussions also loved sports, particularly cricket, and track and field.
Her relatives regard her as an excellent daughter, exceptional mother, the aunt and grandmother many would desire, and the sister who loved and reached out to the very end.
Her "life made a difference", they told Footprints.
Lee Uatha Binns attended Holy Cross Church in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, and went for her eternal rest on February 2.
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