FREE National Movement Leader Dr Hubert Minnis gave condolences to the family of Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis over the death of his mother, Dorothy Davis.
“Dorothy Davis was a true matriarch and pillar in our community who has left behind a rich legacy,” Dr Minnis said in a statement released on the weekend.
“I join with her entire family and indeed all the people of the Bahamas in celebrating the life of this outstanding Bahamian mother and woman.
“I pray that God will grant her family strength and peace during this difficult time.
“On behalf of my wife Patricia, my family and the entire Free National Movement I extend my most sincere condolences to Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis and the entire family on her passing and may her soul rest in peace.”
Progressive Liberal Party Chairman Bradley Roberts also expressed his sympathy to the Davis family and said his party mourns her passing.
“The communities of Exuma Island and Cat Island have lost a revered leader and the Davis family has lost a loving, stern and nurturing mother,” he said in a statement released on Friday.
“I have had the rare pleasure of knowing Mrs Davis in a professional capacity as we worked for the same company in the private sector and so I know firsthand that her professional deportment was one of resourcefulness, reliability and hard working.
“Her legacies are many and the PLP is grateful to be the beneficiary of one of our legacies in the person of our Deputy Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Philip ‘Brave’ Davis.
“He is a nation builder, national leader, political leader, a jurist par excellence, businessman and legislator.
“On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I extend my profound condolences and deepest sympathy to the children, especially Brave and Don, her grandchildren and her host of relatives during their time of loss and grief and we do so in the knowledge that God’s grace is sufficient.”
Mrs Davis died on Friday.