Family announces death of former Memphis city council member Florence Leffler

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a former Memphis city council member and the first woman to serve as principal of a public school in Memphis announced her death Monday.

Florence Leffler died Monday, her son and Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced on social media.

Leffler served two terms on the Memphis City Council.

According to an online obituary, she was 94 years old.

Erskine Gillespie, a graduate of Central High School, interviewed Leffler for the video below. If you can’t see it, click here.

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