Greensboro community leader Nettie Coad dies

Coad at a 2009 candidate forum at NC A&T University. (photo by Quentin L. Richardson)

UPDATE II: The viewing venue has changed. It will be Friday evening at St. Paul Baptist Church, 1309 Larkin St., from 6:30- 7:30p.m.

UPDATE: Coad's family will host a viewing at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Brown Funeral home. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Love and Faith Christian Fellowship Church.

ORIGINAL POST: Nettie Coad, a longtime community leader in the Greensboro neighborhood of Ole Asheboro, died this morning.

Coad had recently been diagnosed with cancer, according to Quentin L. Richardson, a friend and colleague.

An outspoken advocate for the revitalization of her neighborhood, Coad served as chair of the Greensboro Redevelopment Commission. She gave testimony to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2005 and ran unsuccessfully for city council in 2009. At the time of her death, Coad served on the Guilford County Health Disparities Commission.

Back story: A 2009 candidate profile.

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