Georgia Democratic Leaders Remember Evelyn Lowery

Atlanta, Ga. – October 2, 2013 – Georgians gathered today for the home-going services of Mrs. Evelyn Lowery. Leaders from around the state, nation and world gathered to pay final respects to a woman whose life work was to advance the rights and wellbeing of others.

Georgia’s Democratic Leaders said her work and legacy would live on through the many lives, hearts and minds she touched.

“Evelyn Lowery was a true champion of women, children, and the under-privileged, the likes of which we may never see again,” said DuBose Porter, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party.  “Her commitment to progress and social justice made our community and country a better place.”

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, while saddened by the loss, praised Lowery for her dedication to women and children.

“Ms. Lowery was a civic leader who dedicated her life to selfless service for women and children. My thoughts and prayers are with her family,” said House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. “Mrs. Lowery annually hosted the Drum Major for Justice Awards, but it is she who led the way.  Her legacy will continue to live on through SCLC/W.O.M.E.N by inspiring women all over the world to continue fighting for equality. I am honored to have known her.  She transformed lives, including my own.”

“Mrs. Lowery’s commitment to community service and working to advance civil rights has made a great impact on many Georgians and many others around the world. Her life story will continue to be an inspiration,” said Steve Henson, leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

In the spirit of Evelyn Lowery, Georgia Democrats are committed to work together to advance equality for Georgia’s citizens.