Teaneck Mayor, Parker Dies 44

On Sunday morning, the mayor of Teaneck, Lizette Parker, died. She was the first African-American woman to be mayor of a Bergen County municipality. A news release from the township stated, “respiratory issues” as her reason for going to Holy Name Medical Center a few weeks ago. According to her mother, Dolores Phillips, her daughter’s death was “just so sudden and unexpected”. She leaves behind her husband of 17 years, Anthony; and her daughter Alyssa. Yvonne Witter, President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women stated Parker was, “a leader with great humility and had an unwavering love for her community, for her family and for her church.” Teaneck Mayor, Lizette Parker, was 44.

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