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Lillian Webb, barrier-breaking Republican politician, former Gwinnett County commission chairman and longtime mayor of Norcross, died Thursday morning after a brief illness. She was 87.

Known as "Miss Lillian," Webb became the first woman and first Republican to be elected to the Norcross City Council in 1969. Five years later, she was elected mayor.

In 1984, Webb became the first woman elected chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. She led the commission for eight years, helping guide Gwinnett in the early days of its transformation from sleepy suburb to metro Atlanta powerhouse, before returning to her native Norcross - where she again served as mayor, this time until 2008.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 15, 2016.
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September 21, 2016
Natalie Vega
September 21, 2016
With sincere sympathy to my former co worker Ann, in the loss of your mother. Our co worker Greg would often make mention, of your mother being the mayor of norcross. May the Lord continue to bless you and family.
Arlester Benton
September 19, 2016
I grow up playing with Lillian and her husband Jack.
She was indeed a great woman no matter what color you were she was about helping people.
Horace and lillian Simpson
September 18, 2016
What a strong woman & Great Leader. NORCROSS is so lucky to have had this beautiful person to lead us into the Future.
September 18, 2016
Death is never a pleasant event. I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies and comfort be a source of giving you peace and strength . 2 Cor. 1:3
September 18, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mrs. Lillian Webb. She was a wonderful woman whom I admired as a graduate Emory student growing up in the Norcrosss area and our paths crossed several times. She was outgoing, caring for people and her community in all her great efforts to have a positive contribution in our society. We will always remember and be thankful for the visions she left with us.
Jana Mueller -Schobel
September 17, 2016
We could write a book about this phenomenal lady. Lillian Webb spent her life breaking the glass ceiling & serving her community. Her zest for life. positive spirit and loving heart were contagious. Always a staunch supporter of GCPD, she attended countless police events to show her love. She has been our close friend from 1989 when, as Commission Chairperson, she brought us here to Gwinnett from Ft Lauderdale. We will miss her so much.
Wayne & Trisha Bolden
September 16, 2016
What a great woman and public servant. Ann, my thoughts are with you. Wonderful memories of a golf fund raiser for her campaign. Miss you.
Alice McHugh
September 16, 2016
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Ronie&Diane Griffin
September 16, 2016
Thank you Mrs. Lillian for your support in the many little weird ghost tours and book I did withnSally Toole in Norcross. For your visits snd warm greetings when I worked in the community center. I will miss you,
William Hillard-Aymerich
September 16, 2016
Mrs Webb was constant in Norcross, she will be missed.
September 15, 2016
I met Lillian through her daughter Ann while volunteering with the Gwinnett Humane Society in the late 80's early 90's. I will never forget Lillian's support of the humane society. Her love for animals, her willingness and support to improve animal welfare laws and the funding for a much needed shelter will never be forgotten. She always had a smile, an open door and an open mind. It was such a pleasure to have known and worked with her. Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Elaine
Elaine Hofelich
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