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