Lillie B. Ayers

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: lead plaintiff in Mississippi's college desegregation lawsuit after the death of her husband Jake Ayers, Sr. in 1986, just six years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Mississippi hadn't done enough to eliminate segregation at its universities.

 

 

Cause of Death: Bone cancer

 

Born: October 25, 1927

 

Died: March 24, 2013

 

Location: Glen Allan, Mississippi