Friday, January 8, 2010

A Loss for Bristol

Bill Whitehead died this week, and I am but one of many who mourn this loss to the community. Bill was a quiet, gentle man. He wasn't as well known as his late father, the Rev. Eddie Whitehead, but he worked hard to make Bristol a better place.
Not one to seek the limelight, he found himself in it through his leadership of the Bristol NAACP. He tried hard to raise important issues and to bring people together.
He was loyal to his friends and dedicated and supportive of his family.
Though he had struggled with health issues in the past, no one expected his sudden death in the church he loved, Greater Grace Apostolic Church in Terryville, on Sunday. He was only 65.
I liked him very much, and I will miss him.

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