A community tribute to Cora Faith Walker | political eye
The outpouring of grief has continued since the death of honored public servant Cora Faith Walker, Friday, March 11, 2022, at the age of 37.
“Her light and energy is something she has shared with many of us. She has made it her mission to help others as a public servant, a fighter and a mentor. — Mayor Tishaura O. Jones
“Brilliant, witty and kind, I was so excited when she joined the [Missouri Legislature] like my sister in service. I love you [and] know that you are resting, but my Lord, it is too soon. — Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari
“Cora was a person who had the brilliance and the self-awareness to see something exactly as it is, but she had the audacity, the courage and the ferocity to change it. What we shared was the desire of a fairer society and a liberated world, and she has proven that it’s not the job, it’s the person who holds the job, and that she is truly committed to her vision and mission. — Alisha Sonnierschool board member of St. Louis Public Schools
“God has called this glorious and amazing warrior his home. I am devastated but find comfort in knowing that she was greeted by the ancestors with songs and joy. — Pamela MerrittCEO of Medical Students for Choice
“A child of STL. She rose through the political ranks while remaining true to her values. She was a survivor and a fighter and STL is absolutely better because Cora lived. — Kayla Roseaugeneral manager of Action STL
“You want to honor his life? Believe women. — Alderman of the 13th arrondissement Anne Schweitzer
“You were light, goodness and truth. The world is a little darker today without you, but your hard fight will endure. You fought for all of us in the face of opposition. We are eternally indebted. — Brittany PacknettVice President of Social Impact at BET
“His life was a painting, richly layered, of dark depths but enormous heights, contrasting perfectly with the horizon of the possible. His potential was endless. Transformative. Transcendent. There was light, so much light. — Angela Bingamanpolitical fundraiser
“What a monumental loss to the world, what a treasure you are and what a gift your service to our region.” — Alderman of the 8th arrondissement Annie Rice
“Cora has been fully supportive of my and others’ efforts to combat the extreme misogyny that exists in Missouri politics – on both sides. I hear her voice telling me, ‘Do it for all of us, to hell with the return of flames”. She will always be in all our hearts; she is loved forever. — Katie Grahampolitical adviser
“I’m truly blessed to have so many amazing people in my corner supporting and uplifting me.”
— Cora Faith Walker
Read St. Louis American Obituaries Brilliant servant leader Cora Faith Walker dies at 37.