By Karen Stokes
Vincent, along with his daughter Erika, practiced and managed the Lubsey Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The clinic was established in 1978.
Getting to know his patients was important to him. He took pride in taking time with his patients to ensure they were educated on their health so they could live their best lives.
Vincent’s life began in Content, Manchester, Jamaica on July 11, 1943. He was the son of Franklyn Lubsey, Sr. and Icilda Lubsey (nee Dunbar). Vincent has five siblings: Carl, Johnny, Norma, Margaret and Franklyn, Junior.
Vincent excelled in sports, especially track and soccer, while attending Saint Jago High School, Titchfield High School and Kingston College.
His mother and Aunt Mabel Lubsey Brown had expectations for him to achieve academic excellence and encouraged him to travel to the United States to continue his education.
Vincent did travel to the United States and completed his undergraduate degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C.. He attended Howard University College of Medicine to earn his medical degree and also to do his residency.
While in Washington D.C., he became friends with a group of fellow Jamaicans. This group became some of his closest friends and were like family to him.
Vincent married Bonnie Lubsey (nee Gray). This union was blessed with three children, Vincent Jr., Andrew and Erika.
Vincent with his wife and children moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he started an independent family practice, which eventually became Lubsey Medical Center in 1978. Vincent became well established in the Milwaukee community.
Later in his life, Vincent divorced. He remarried his now ex-wife Deborah and had two stepsons, Kristopher and Kyle.
Throughout the years he touched the lives of many people, especially his patients, but in turn he felt appreciated by them.
“I just want patients to have a place to get the care they need,” said Vincent in an interview a month ago. “I feel appreciated, I get so much more from my patients than they know.”
Dr. Lubsey’s family and friends will be celebrating his life and his legacy.
The family is offering friends and patients the opportunity to pay their respects. Memorial services will be held at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a short viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
A contribution may be made in lieu of flowers, to his high school alma maters at www.titchfieldhigh.com. Click the “donate” button on lower left corner of webpage
Checks payable to Titchfield Alumni Association. Or, visit http://kingstoncollege.org. Click “donate” to KC button Top right corner of the page.
Checks payable to Kingston College Old Boys Association.