The wife of the late Paul Adderley, Lilith Adderley, died yesterday.
She was 89.
Opposition Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday said Lilith Adderley was a committed and devout member of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
“She was a genuine PLP warrior who always held strong in her convictions and wanted what was best for her party and her country,” Davis said.
“She was indeed the strong anchor behind the nation building work of her late husband.
“She also contributed much to the legal profession in The Bahamas as she was tasked with holding together the illustrious law practices of both the late A.F. Adderley and Paul L. Adderley.
“The Bahamas is a more progressive country today because of the life’s work and dedication of persons like Mrs. Lilith Adderley.
“Her quiet but convicted contributions towards majority rule and nation building ought not to be forgotten.
“She sacrificed the time of her husband and much of her family life for our country.
“Most importantly, Mrs. Adderley was a supportive, model wife and a caring mother to her children. Her kindred spirit has always kept her extended family together.
“On behalf of the Progressive Liberal Party, I extend sincerest condolences to the family of Mrs. Lilith Adderley, particularly her daughters, Catherine, Roseanne and Paula.”
Paul Adderley, who was one of the framers of The Bahamas constitution, died in hospital in September 2012 due to complications from a long illness. He was the country’s first and longest serving attorney general.