Nashville civic leader Phyllis Williams dies from COVID-19

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Posted at 9:33 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 22:33:21-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — One of Nashville's civic leaders, Phyllis Williams has died from COVID-19.

Williams died Friday after spending two weeks in the hospital fighting the virus. She most recently served as a member of the Council on the State of Women in 2019 in Nashville that helped increase civic engagement in women.

Mayor John Cooper posted his condolences on social media:

“Laura and I join Nashville in mourning the loss of a community legend, a person whose wisdom and compassion make her loss a terrible one, for all of us. We are sending our best wishes and condolences to her family, friends and loved ones.”