Mayor Unita Blackwell
Ocean Springs- The Honorable Mayor Unita Blackwell, 86, formerly of Mayersville, where she was elected the First Black Woman Mayor to serve in Mississippi died Monday, May 13, in Ocean Springs. Blackwell known widely for her activism and role in desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement. She was born in Lula in 1933. Services are incomplete at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.