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Evelyn Lowery, wife of civil rights leader Dr. Joseph Lowery, died Thursday morning. Mrs. Lowery suffered a massive stroke last weekend.

The Lowery family said Wednesday doctors told them damage from the stroke was “irreversible” and had brought her home from the hospital.

A statement released by the family Wednesday evening said, in part, “We have been assured that all has been medically done, and in consultation with the medical experts know that what’s best for our mother is to live the remaining days of her life at home surrounded by her family and husband of 67 years. We have been deeply

touched by the continuous outpourings of love, support and prayers that have come from across the country, and ask that you continue to keep us in prayer as we move through the days ahead.”

Evelyn Gibson Lowery was born February 16, 1925 in Memphis to the Rev. and Mrs. Harry Gibson. Her father was a major presence as president of the local chapter of the NAACP. Before the age of 18, young Evelyn committed herself toward a future of working for the future of those around her.

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