As a former resident of Baton Rouge, I read with sadness about the death of Rep. Alfred C. Williams in The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina.

I knew Williams when I lived in Baton Rouge and saw him when he lived in Atlanta. He was a man with a love for people, a heart for justice and a never-ending smile.

Community leaders like Rep. Williams led the healing of Charleston after its horrific tragedy at the Mother Emanuel AME Church. It’s not surprising that his untimely death merited a separate story in a newspaper as far away as Charleston. A life well lived in service to others is told far and wide.

Lee Mikell

professional fundraiser

Charleston, South Carolina