The late Marie Davis-Pierre as house speaker. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lennox Honychurch

The late Marie Davis-Pierre as house speaker. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lennox Honychurch

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has revealed that he will miss her guidance of the late speaker of the house, Marie Davis-Pierre.

According to the prime minister, described Davis Pierre as an astute woman who despite her small stature was a firm leader.

“I had the occasion since becoming Prime Minister to speak with her from time to time to provide guidance and offer encouragement because she too knew of the challenges of running a country like Dominica,” he said. “So I certainly will miss those calls from Mrs. Pierre. I continue to pray for her soul and her family and may her soul rest in peace.”

Davis-Pierre was the first woman to be elected as speaker of the house.

She passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the age of 96.

Davis-Pierre was born March 12th 1918 to Pauline Charles Davis and William Lionel Davis – both of Point Mitchel.

She was laid to rest on Wednesday, June 4.