Fannie Lee Chaney

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: mother of James Chaney, one of the three civil-rights workers killed in the "Mississippi Burning" case in 1964, whose son was killed on June 21, 1964 in central Mississippi's Neshoba County along with fellow civil rights workers Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, in which the case was the basis for the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning but who lived to see a reputed leader of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan named Edgar Ray Killen when he was convicted in 2005 of the young men's deaths.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes

 

Born: September 4, 1921

 

Died: May 23, 2007

 

Location: Willingboro, New Jersey