Longtime Lula Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was injured in a Jan. 10 wreck in East Hall County, died Thursday.
“She will be missed for her commitment, compassion, intelligence, wonderful disposition and her loving and caring view of the world,” according to a statement from the city.
Chambers, 57, owner of Around the Corner Florist in downtown Lula and a busy volunteer, had been in the intensive care unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center since the wreck on Joe Chandler Road.
She was hit head-on by Joshua W. Armour, 23, of Gainesville. Armour’s Honda Accord struck the front end of Chambers’ Toyota Sienna, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Armour has been charged with driving under the influence, failure to maintain lane and failure to use a safety belt, the GSP said.
City officials had been carefully monitoring her condition and responding to her absence.
Councilman Mordecai Wilson was asked to fill in at a city finance committee meeting, and this week council decided to put off a planning meeting. Also, council members remembered her at prayer time.
“Lula has lost a wonderful lady,” Mayor Milton Turner said. “She and I worked great together over the years.”
Chambers served in many community efforts, including with the Lula Area Betterment Association, Lula Downtown Development Authority, Hall County and Banks County Cemetery Restoration, Lula Historical Society and animal rescue.
“She felt like she could be everyone’s savior, whether it was city or personal life,” Turner said.
Chambers also worked with the Hall County school system in transportation until retiring a few years ago and was viewed “as one of the few community’s historians,” the city statement says.
Chambers particularly was interested in redeveloping downtown and sprucing it up through a city-led “streetscape” effort.
One of her favorite accomplishments was construction of downtown Lula’s Veterans Park.
“Our hope is to mourn her passing and begin to celebrate her life and impact it has had on our community as the healing allows,” according to the city’s statement.
Funeral arrangements weren’t available Thursday.