Friends and family honor Redding civil rights hero

Jan 3, 2016 12:55 PM by News Staff

A memorial for a local civil rights leader was held Saturday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center in Redding.

Isaac Lowe passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94.

Mourners gathered with heavy hearts and balloons to Commemorate Lowe's passing, but to also celebrate all she had done for the community.

Lowe is best known for her fight to make Martin Luther King Jr. day recognized in the Redding.

She, along with her husband Vernon, started the Redding chapter of the NAACP, and she actually started the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center where the celebration of her life was held.

Family friend Mark Cooper said she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

To give light, there might not be people who know who she was and she was a light in this community,” he said. “And this community, is and was a dark place for minorities, extremely dark place and her light brings light on evil and evil doesn't like the light.”

Isaac Lowe is survived by her son and grandchildren. Details of her funeral will be released at a later date.


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