Just three weeks after Rev. Joseph Lowery (pictured right) led the chant “Fired up! Read to go!” at the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, his wife Evelyn Lowery (pictured left) has suffered “irreversible damage” from a stroke, reports the AJC.com.
The Lowery family issued the following statement:
“After many consultations with top medical experts, the Lowery family is saddened to learn that the stroke suffered by our beloved Evelyn has caused irreversible damage.
“As a family of faith, we remain by her side in constant prayer, knowing that God is in control, while also fully understanding her medical condition and that the team of experts have done all that they can do,” the statement continued. “Though she remains in critical condition, we are blessed that she is still with us.”
Evelyn Lowery and Rev. Lowery got married on April 5, 1948.