Lizette Parker


Age: 44

trailblazing mayor of Teaneck, New Jersey who became the first African-American woman in Bergen County to serve as mayor when she was re-elected on the Teaneck Township Council in 2014 and whose predecessor Mohammed Hammeduddin coincidentally became the first Muslim to become the mayor of a Bergen County community in 2010.

Cause of Death: Respiratory illness

Born: August 31, 1971

Died: April 24, 2016

Teaneck, New Jersey