Birmingham Mayor William Bell issued the following statement:
“Councilor Maxine Herring Parker will be remembered as a strong advocate for her district. She worked tirelessly and faithfully for the people of District 4. I was with her family at the time of her passing and I want them to know that the City of Birmingham is with them as they grieve the loss of such an outstanding mother, Councilor and friend. This is a sad day for our city.”
The mayor has also ordered city flags be flown at half-staff in her memory. President pro-temp Jay Roberson will lead meetings until a new president is elected. The council will appoint a replacement for her seat, but no timeline for that decision has been announced.
~ Andrew Yeager, November 12, 2013