George's mother passed away tonight. Lula had an incredibly strong life force and did not let go easily. Born in 1921 and raised in Mississippi, she saw a lot in her 86 years. Her family fled Mississippi after her mother bit off the ear of a white man for harassing her and her daughter. That daughter went on to sing opera, graduate from Buffalo State University in 1959, raise three sons, and was a New York State school teacher until she retired and moved to Florida 20 years ago. There's a lot more to her story, and a whole lot more to her legacy. That story belongs to others, and is theirs to share.
May she rest in Peace.