Dr. Phil Christopher and Loretta Fulton will present a program Wednesday on the life and legacy of Dr. Virginia Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, who died March 31 at age 106.

The public is invited to the presentation, which will be part of the monthly meeting of the Abilene Association of Congregations. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of St. Paul United Methodist Church, 525 Beech St. The program is free. Lunch is by donation.

Christopher was Connally’s pastor at First Baptist Church the past 24 years. Connally joined First Baptist shortly after enrolling at Hardin-Simmons University in 1930. Fulton wrote a biography of Connally, “Virginia Connally, M.D.: Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith,” which was update and re-published last year by HSU’s Four-0 Press.

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  • I’m looking forward to Wednesday’s AAC program about Dr. Connally. She was an inspiration to all women as well as the entire city of Abilene.


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