It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of former ALGOP Chairman Bill Armistead’s loving wife, Emily, with you. Last night, we received word that shehad been hit by a car as they were crossing a road to attend a funeral.
We did not post this very sad news last night as Chairman Armistead was trying to locate all of their family members. He requested no social media postings and privacy at that time.
Emily Armistead was truly an earthly angel. Her focus on her family, her love for the Lord and the support she always had for Bill was a true role model for us all. Emily had a beautiful heart of compassion and put others first. While she had a quiet demeanor, her will to fight for her family and all who needed help was fierce.
It is times like these that we turn to God and His promises of love, compassion and strength. May we focus on loving and forgiving each other more as we take no day for granted.
We will post the arrangements when we are notified. The greatest thing you can do now for Chairman Armistead is to pray for comfort that he and his family need now and in the future.
Blest be the tie that binds-
Mrs. Terry Lathan
Chairman, Alabama Republican Party