Update to Story
Services for Woodie Rucker-Hughes are set for Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Harvest Christian Church.
The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers or plants, donations be made to a memorial fund in Woodie’s name at Altura Credit Union https://t.co/XcQY8OUJ6O
— Ryan Hagen (@rmhagen) July 17, 2018
Woodie has served as the Riverside chapter’s branch president for close to 20 years. She also recently retired from the Riverside Unified School District where she served as Child Welfare Attendance Manager/District Coordinator for Homeless Education.
“Riverside has lost a great one. Woodie was knowledgeable, dependable and steadfast in her commitment to Civil Rights and community organizing. Her leadership and strength will be missed,” said San Bernardino NAACP President A. Majadi.
“On behalf of the Riverside County Chapter of the NAACP Executive Council, we ask that you celebrate with us the incredible legacy of our dear leader, teacher, soldier and beloved family member Ms. Woodie Rucker-Hughes by committing to continue the struggle for equal rights for all.”
The family thanks you for your prayers and requests privacy during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.
Dr. Regina Patton-Stell, First Vice President – 951.217.0055
Sharron Lewis-Campbell, Second Vice President – 213.359.8639
It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the passing of Woodie Rucker-Hughes, the former President of @NAACP Riverside Branch. I have known Woodie for almost 40 years. Her memory will continue to inspire me. Our world is a better place because of Woodie. She will truly be missed.” pic.twitter.com/oRsny6JhGB
— Senator Richard Roth (@GeneralRoth) July 13, 2018
I am heartbroken to hear of the passing of Woodie Rucker-Hughes. She was a wonderful friend, an exceptional educator and advocate, and a legend who sparked positive change in Riverside.
— Mark Takano (@RepMarkTakano) July 13, 2018