By Chip Brownlee
The Alabama Political Reporter
MONTGOMERY—Alabama lost a political icon, a trailblazer and a mother Friday morning.
Former Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley died peacefully at age 78 Friday morning in her Birmingham, Alabama, home surrounded by her family, according to a statement released by her son, Louis Baxley.
Lucy was the State’s first female lieutenant governor and the last Democrat in the Yellowhammer State to hold a statewide elected office. She oversaw the State’s Senate as lieutenant governor from 2003–2007.