Fri., July 19, 2013 6:07pm (EDT)

Remembering Jimmie Samuel
By Leah Fleming
Updated: 1 year ago

Macon, Ga.  —  
Jimmie Samuel  (photo:Grant Blackenship for Macon Telegraph)
Jimmie Samuel (photo:Grant Blackenship for Macon Telegraph)
Jimmie Samuel, longtime head of the Macon-Bibb County Economic Opportunity Council whose work helping others touched thousands of lives, died Thursday. He was 64.

He’s being remembered by many around middle Georgia as a champion of the poor. Telegraph columnist Charles Richardson shares his thoughts in this interview.