Hundreds of people paid their respects to Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights icon Joseph E. Lowery, at her funeral yesterday (October 3), held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.
As we previously reported, the 88-year-old passed away last week following a massive stroke. She was married to Joseph Lowery for 68 years. During the service, many spoke of the couple’s love and the love the two had for others.
Evelyn Lowery’s home-going service included tributes from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Rev. Bernice King. Jennifer Holliday also sang during the service, which was presided over by Cascade senior pastor Marvin A. Moss and Yvette Massey, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church.
“She was a soldier in the army, too. She fought the good fight too,” said Morehouse College President John S. Wilson, Jr. “We say, job well done.”