Tribute to former Mayor Jill Jeremiah
Published: 28 December 2020
All of Usk was deeply saddened at the passing of Jill Jeremiah former Mayor & Councillor of Usk Town Council. Jill was Mayor three times during her 30 years’ service on the Town Council and worked tirelessly for the town and its residents. She started a Youth Club that ran for 15 years and organized many events, including The Late, Late Christmas Show which was a huge success in raising funds for charity. Jill even made a replica of the Usk Town clock to aid fundraising for its refurbishment.
Sadly, due to the current restrictions only close family were able to attend Jill’s funeral. However, the streets were lined with people paying their respects. Jill’s funeral cortege included a procession through the Sessions House grounds where members of Usk Town Council remembered their dedicated & supportive colleague and clapped in her honour before Jill made her final journey through Usk.
Mayor of Usk Councillor Chris Wilkinson said “Jill was an example to us all, a real public servant who took pride in her birthplace and put her heart and soul into serving that community. She was dedicated, hardworking and a joy to be around. Jill’s 30 years as a Town Councillor have left a lasting legacy from the Town Guide to the Christmas markets and Reindeer parade and most of all our memories of a lovely lady who was a true friend and supportive colleague. Jill will be greatly missed by her family & many friends.”