Toward the end of Sunday's Black History Celebration, Jerry Evans addressed the audience.
"We've lost a fighter in the person of Verda Calhoun," he said.
It was a simple, but significant statement about Calhoun, who died Thursday evening, Feb. 25, after decades of working to improve her community. She was 74.
Calhoun served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP for 22 years until her death.
She was a person who worked hard and wanted things done right and done well, according to those who knew her.