Obituary of Coretta Scott King

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Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King (born April 27, 1927 in Haiberger, Alabama) was an author and activist who was best known for being a leader for the civil rights movement in the 1960s and for being the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. Coretta died on January 30, 2006 and her death was because of respiratory failure. She died at age 78.

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Coretta Scott King Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Scott King, Coretta
    • Common Name: Coretta Scott King
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States
    • Birth Date: April 27, 1927
    • Age: 78 (at death)
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Net Worth: $1.5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: White (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Coretta's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Coretta Scott
    • Father: Obadiah Scott (1899-1998)
    • Mother: Bernice McMurray Scott (1904-1996)
    • Spouse/Partner:
    • Son(s):
      • Martin Luther King III
      • Dexter King
    • Daughter(s):
      • Yolanda King (born November 17, 1955-died May 15, 2007)
      • Bernice King

Death Notice:

  • Date: January 30 2006 at age 78
  • Place: Rosarito, Mexico
  • Cause of Death: Respiratory failure
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia on February 7, 2006
  • Interment: Buried at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Atlanta, GA

Category Tags:

AuthorActivist American Born on April 27th Born in 1927 Born in Alabama Died in 2006 Died at age 78 Died from Respiratory failure

Quotable Quotes:

"It was the nation and the race dwelling all around the globe that had the lion heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar."

"Coretta Scott King was a courageous and trailblazing civil rights activist whose legacy continues to inspire and empower generations to fight for justice and equality. (V)"

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