On behalf of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, it is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of a great Lumbee Warrior, Mrs. Ruth Revels. Her death leaves a gaping hole among the ranks of our leaders, but she leaves behind a solid foundation for us to build upon.
We had the privilege and opportunity to spend the weekend with Mrs. Ruth Revels at the 41st Annual North Carolina Indian Unity Conference just days ago, where she was in good spirits and continuing her fight for all Native People. Her passion for Native people shone forth in everything she did. She will be missed more than it is possible to describe and we, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, stands ready to assist the Revels Family in their time of sorrow.
Mrs. Ruth Revels, a true Lumbee warrior, will be genuinely missed by so many.