SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Members of the Siouxland community gathered on Wednesday to honor and remember civil rights leader and long-time educator Flora Lee.

Funeral services for Lee were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Orpheum Theatre. Members of the Siouxland community gathered to honor Lee and remember her efforts to improve the community. Morningside University President Reverend Doctor Albert Mosley officiated.

We learned of Lee’s passing on April 27. She was 68 at the time of her passing.

Lee had recently been appointed as the executive director of Sioux City’s Women Aware organization. Before that, Lee worked as a special education strategist and consultant for the Northwest Area Education Agency for 20 years. She also served on the Sioux City School Board for 12 years.

Additionally, Lee served as the president of the Sioux City chapter of the NAACP.

KCAU 9 interviewed Lee on the work she has done for the community during our Black History Month special series. You can watch that feature here.