Obituaries

Evelyn Lowery funeral update

Sat., Sep. 28, 2013 6:41 AM EST
by Yvette Caslin

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In celebrating the life and legacy of Civil Rights icon Mrs. Evelyn Gibson Lowery, the Lowery family has confirmed the following schedule of events:

Monday, September 30, 2013
Public Viewing
Cascade United Methodist Church
3144 Cascade Rd
Atlanta, GA 30311
11:00a.m. – 9:00p.m.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony conducted by the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Kappa Omega Chapter
Clark Atlanta University – Davage Auditorium
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Home-Going Celebration for Mrs. Evelyn G. Lowery
Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
at Morehouse College
Viewing from 9:00a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Celebration begins promptly at 11:00a.m.

Lowery was the wife of Civil Rights activist Rev. Joseph E. Lowery and founder of S.C.L.C./Women, Inc., the sister organization of the historic Civil Rights organization the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.), the creator of the annual Drum Major of Justice Awards that takes place annually in April in Atlanta, GA and the creator of the annual Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour. Having suffered a massive stroke over a week ago, Lowery made her transition in the early hours of Thursday, September 26 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by family and her husband of close to 70 years.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations may be payable to either:

SCLC/Women, Inc.
Evelyn G. Lowery Civil Rights Heritage Educational Tour
328 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303.

Or

Joseph E. Lowery Institute
P.O. Box 92801
Atlanta, Georgia 30314

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