Butterfield Statement on the Passing of North Carolina State Representative MaryAnn Black
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman G. K. Butterfield issued the following statement on the passing of North Carolina State Representative and friend, MaryAnn Black.
“Since her appointment to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2017, MaryAnn Black served the 29th District of Durham County with immense passion, tireless dedication and endless grace. A long-time public servant, top medical officer at Duke Medical Center and first female Chair of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Board, MaryAnn Black was known throughout the city of Durham and the state of North Carolina for breaking barriers, setting high standards and fighting for the needs of the Durham community. With over 30 years of service prior to her political career, MaryAnn’s soul of a social worker poured out into everything she touched. This is a great loss for the city of Durham, the state of North Carolina and all those who have benefitted from her passion and compassion. Her work and presence will be deeply missed and always remembered. My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Representative MaryAnn Black during this difficult time.”