“She was an awesome, very strong woman,” Brandy said. Her mother, who presided over the Harris County Criminal at Law No. 12, began to feel ill in the middle of December and worked until she was hospitalized on Jan. 23, writes the AP.
Brandy said her mother was mourning the death of her own mom, who died in December 2017, while she was campaigning. “The other judges would have to console her on the campaign trail, but she wouldn’t stop, she kept going—just endless hours, up late at night at different functions, campaigning and speaking. She just wouldn’t stop.”
Hollemon’s funeral was held Saturday, and the Harris County Commissioners Court has announced it will appoint her replacement, per the AP.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.