The Funeral Service for the Hon. James McLean Thompson, former Custos of Westmoreland and father of the Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, The Rt. Rev. Robert Thompson, will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at 11.00 a.m. at St. George’s Church, Savanna-la- Mar.
The Rt. Rev. Howard Gregory, Bishop of Jamaica and The Cayman Islands, will preside and the Homily will be delivered by The Very Rev. Canon the Hon. Hartley Perrin, Rural Dean and Custos of Westmoreland.
Mr. Thompson, who gave some 54 years’ of outstanding public service to the Parish of Westmoreland and the nation, dating back to his election in 1947 as a Parish Councillor, and culminating with an 11 year stint as Custos between 1990 and 2001, died on June 22 at the age of 99. He is survived by his eight children, as well as several grandchildren.
A Notice from the Office of the Bishop of Kingston has advised that, on the day of the funeral, a premium bus will depart at 6.00 a.m. from the car park of the St. Andrew Parish Church, Half Way Tree, for St. George’s Church, Savanna-la-Mar. A fee of J$1,500 per person will be charged and persons wishing to utilize this service are asked to submit the payment to the Cashier at Church House by Friday, July 4. Special security will be provided for vehicles left at the St. Andrew Parish Church car park.
Hon. James McLean Thompson