Pioneer in Jamaica’s hotel and tourism industry, Lucille Lue O.D., dies

MONTEGO BAY – Lucille Lue, former General Manager of the Coral Cliff Entertainment Resort in Montego Bay passed away on Sunday, December 25 at the age of 62.

Lucille Evadne Lue, 62, had been admitted to the Montego Bay Hospital on Sunday morning and died later that night from complications due to kidney failure, according to her only child Richard Lue.

“My mother lived to work, she lived as she saw it, first her family, then her employees, she was totally selfless,” said Richard Lue, of Fullaideas in Ft. Lauderdale.

Lue was Jamaica’s first and only female president of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association. “As president of the JHTA, she brought a sense of purpose and direction to the leadership of the industry, attributes that served the sector well during challenging and difficult circumstances,” said a release from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Lue leaves behind son Richard ‘Dickie’ Lue (Ft. Lauderdale), Mother, Doris Lue, Sisters Yvonne Nam (Viennese Pastry), Dorothy Harris (Toronto), Faith Davies (England), Alma Baptiste (Miami)and Brother Dudley Lue. Grandchildren- Nicholas and Alexia, daughter-in-law, Tiziana, and several other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the St. James Parish Church at 11am. Interment follows at the Dovecot Memorial Park, Orange, St. James. Viewing of body: 9:00am – 11:00am. No floral tributes please, donations will be collected for the Renal Unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital and the church restoration fund.

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