Zella Nash will be remembered: As a community leader and advocate, Nash’s contributions will live on

Written by admin   // September 29, 2010   // 0 Comments

Zella Nash

Zella Nash, a fiery and well-respected community leader and a tireless advocate for the poor, families and the elderly, died Sept. 14. She was 102.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept 21 at Tabernacle Community Baptist Church, 2500 W. Medford Ave., where Nash was a member for more than 70 years.

Nash was involved in a wide array of community-based organizations and could be counted on to speak her mind to city political leaders on a wide range of issues on behalf of the community such as gun control and the rights of seniors.

She was a member of the initial Area Council of the Social Development Commission (SDC).

In 1997, Nash was named one of the ten most admired seniors by Security Savings and Loan.

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