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.”
“On Friday, we lost a part of what makes Nashville a special place w/ the passing of Phyllis Williams. She was the epitome of dedication & spent her life volunteering & working in this community. Phyllis’ years w/ our agency will not soon be forgotten. RIP.” Sheriff @DaronHall7 pic.twitter.com/Y8XF5Zs1yC— Nashville Sheriff (@NashSheriff) December 19, 2020