Butterfield Statement on the Passing of Dr. Brenda Armstrong

Oct 9, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement on the passing of world renowned physician and Duke University School of Medicine professor, Dr. Brenda Estelle Armstrong:

“America has lost a giant.  Dr. Brenda Armstrong was my lifelong family friend who lived her younger life in segregated Rocky Mount, North Carolina, attending Booker T. Washington High School.  Her service to the medical profession continued a tradition started by her father, Dr. W. T. Armstrong, who was a nationally renowned physician.  Her mother, Mrs. Marguerite Armstrong, was a distinguished educator who touched the lives of so many young people.  Dr. Brenda Estelle Armstrong will long be loved and remembered by her family, friends, patients, and students.  Rest in peace, my dear friend.”