"I am saddened by the passing of a dear friend, Lillian Priest. Caddo Parish and the state of Louisiana lost a woman committed to serving the community. As a member and Former President of the Caddo Parish School Board, Lillian always put the needs of the students, faculty and staff as well as the community ahead of herself. She served on several boards and commissions, and was active with the Shreveport Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Downtown Rotary and was a faithful member of St. Mary Baptist Church. I will always cherish the work we did together in making education a priority and providing greater opportunities for women. Lillian's life work, tenacity and tireless passion will continue to inspire me. My prayers are with her family and many friends."
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