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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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LW NAACP President Wanda Howard Ends Lengthy Battle with Cancer


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 9:15am

Wanda Howard

Lake Wales NAACP Chapter President Wanda Howard died Sunday of cardiac arrest after an 18-year battle with cancer.

"This is a very sad day for the City of Lake Wales. Wanda was such a bright light for our community. She will be missed in so many ways," said Mayor Eugene Fultz.

Howard became NAACP Branch 5109 president in January 2017, the first female to serve in that capacity. She was named branch president of the year at the state conference in September.

She joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1986, right out of college, and was a Life Member. She pre...

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