By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Conservative activist and past President of the Alabama Federation of Republican women, Elois Zeanah, has succumbed to her long struggle with lymphoma.
Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said on Facebook, “Alabama loses a fighting lady patriot. Our friend Elois Zeanah has finished her fight.”
Elois’s husband and the Chairman of the Tuscaloosa Republican Party, Jim Zeanah reported in a statement, “It is my sad duty to tell you my dear wife Elois passed away at home about 11:55 Friday evening, January 23. She collapsed in my arms about 11:30 and died peacefully surrounded by our son Derek, our daughter Kristen, and our daughter-in- law Michelle. She was able to see her beloved granddaughter Sagan one last time when she arrived from California this past evening.”
Mr. Zeanah said, “Elois battled advanced lymphoma for fourteen months with courage, grace, and optimism. In the end, it was overwhelming, and mercifully her suffering has ended.”
Jim Zeanah wrote, “During these months, she has received many treasured expressions of your encouragement and affection, and for which we have not been able to thank you properly. We have turned away many faithful friends who wanted to visit, because of the rigors of her treatments, her repeated infections, and her physical exhaustion. She wanted me to tell you she was sorry so much isolation was necessary. But in the end, she was happy that your last memory of her would be as she was in life and not in decline.”
The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27. More details to come when they are available.
The Alabama Republican Party said in a statement: “Elois, as many of you know, served as President of the Alabama Federation of Republican Women for several years and was a champion of conservative causes in our state and nation. Elois was a fighter in life and in death.”
ALGOP wrote, “Elois was an example for all of us to follow as she demonstrated with passion her love for our state, country and God. Our heart and prayers go out to Jim and their family on their loss. We will provide details of the funeral arrangements for Elois in our Monday newsletter.”