SCLC Leader Joseph Lowery’s Wife Dies After Stroke

Source: Jeff Martin / AP / ABC News

Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, died Thursday, a family spokeswoman said. She was 88.

Spokeswoman Diane Larche said Evelyn Lowery died in the morning at her home in Georgia. She had been hospitalized since Sept. 18 after suffering a severe stroke. She returned home Wednesday night, after medical experts said the stroke had done irreversible damage.

Evelyn Lowery devoted her life to serving others, her husband said in a statement to The Associated Press.

“My beloved Evelyn was a special woman, whose life was committed to service, especially around the issues of empowering women,” said the Rev. Joseph Lowery, who is president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

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