• Evelyn Lowery suffers 'irreversible damage' after stroke


    ATLANTA, Ga. - A prayer vigil was held this weekend for Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery.

    Evelyn Lowery, 85, is in critical condition after suffering a massive stroke Wednesday.

    Diane Larche, spokeswoman for the Lowery family, released the following statement Saturday afternoon:

    “After many consultations with top medical experts, the Lowery family is saddened to learn that the stroke suffered by our beloved Evelyn has caused irreversible damage. As a family of faith, we remain by her side in constant prayer, knowing that God is in control, while also fully understanding her medical condition and that the team of experts have done all that they can do. Though she remains in critical condition, we are blessed that she is still with us. We have been touched by the outpouring of expressions of love and support from across the country and we ask for the community’s continued prayers at this very difficult time."

    A prayer vigil was held Saturday at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) national office on Auburn Avenue.

    Evelyn Lowery founded the SCLC/Women’s Organizational Movement for Equality Now.

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    Evelyn Lowery suffers 'irreversible damage' after stroke

  • Headline Goes Here

    Man says he was kicked off flight over business logo on his shirt

  • Headline Goes Here

    Tex McIver voicemail: ‘Dani is about to send me to prison'

  • Headline Goes Here

    Man dies in fire in Carroll County

  • Headline Goes Here

    Police search for man they say is behind massive tire dump