NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The local transit union is mourning the loss of Nashvile's first Black female bus operator, Elizabeth Duff, who has died from COVID-19 complications.
Amalgamated Transit Union 1235 shared that Duff joined MTA as a driver in 1974 and worked there over 40 years.
Following retirement, she was honored in 2018 for her service. Duff also received multiple awards from MTA and a proclamation from Davidson County Property Acessor Vivian Wilhoite.
"Mrs. Duff was a beloved member of the local and her loss will be deeply felt by all its members," ATU 1235 expressed in a statement. "Please keep the family in your prayers."
Duff was a mother to three and grandmother to six. Information regarding services will be shared when available.