(CBS) — Funeral services were held Saturday morning for civil rights pioneer Rev. Willie Barrow.
At 4 feet 11, she was lovingly she was called “the little warrior” and her stories remain larger than life and continue to make an impact today.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officers Refusing To Report Vaccine Status Expected To Protest Outside Police Headquarters Tuesday
Services Thursday celebrated her life. Reverend Willie Barrow died at the age of 90, passing away March 12. Burial service was held at 10 a.m. at Oak Woods Cemetery.
That life was filled with protesting inequality. It began at age 12 in Texas, demonstrating to allow black children to ride the bus to school.READ MORE: Man Shot While Sitting Inside Auburn Gresham Home
It continued with the courage to March on Selma back in 1965.
She worked with Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks in sit-ins and boycotts.
“She never stopped fighting,” Rev. Jesse Jackson said. “So often, people adjust to their condition. She never adjusted to being treated in an inferior way as a woman, as a minister, or as a Black person, as a laborer.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Mostly Sunny Day Ahead
That fight eventually included women’s rights and gay rights — she was a contributor to the aids memorial quilt, stitching a panel in memory of her son who died back in 1983.