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Former New Orleans School Board member Phyllis Landrieu dies at 86

Former New Orleans School Board member Phyllis Landrieu died at 86, according to a post by Gov....
Former New Orleans School Board member Phyllis Landrieu died at 86, according to a post by Gov. John Bel Edwards.(Health & Education Alliance of Louisiana)
Updated: Oct. 10, 2020 at 8:51 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Former New Orleans School Board member Phyllis Landrieu died at 86, according to a post by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Governor Edwards posted on Facebook that Phyllis Landrieu has died. He posted how she was a long time member of the Orleans Parish School Board and a strong believer in public education.

He says she’ll always be remembered for her passion and commitment to the children of New Orleans and added that he and the first lady will be praying for their family.

See below for the full statement:

Phyllis Landrieu will always be remembered for her passion and deep commitment to the children of her beloved city of...

Posted by Governor John Bel Edwards on Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mayor LaToya Cantrell also posted a statement on Facebook:

Today we mourn the death of Phyllis Landrieu, a passionate champion for our children and for early childhood education....

Posted by Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Saturday, October 10, 2020

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