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In Memoriam

Rest In Peace

Elder Kenneth Bryant

Member of CABREP

Past President of Inglewood Board of REALTORS®


Our NAR Vice President of Association Affairs, Margo Wheeler Willis has passed away.

Margo was an amazing woman, a great leader and an advocate for people of color in leadership.

She was our REALTOR ICON. To quote our NAR President Kenny Parcell, "Her smile, laugh and stoic demeanor brought so much value to our membership. Anyone that would meet MARGO immediately fell in love with Margo. " She served at one of the highest capacities at NAR as one of its Vice Presidents. "...Margo was the most popular, most loved and respected of all of the volunteers. "

Margo believed in giving others a seat at the table. Wheeler’s passion of late, she told REALTOR® Magazine, was to mentor others and pass the torch to a new set of leaders. In 2021 and 2022, she served on NAR’s Leadership Academy Advisory Group, helping to identify and train future association leaders.

“When I became a REALTOR®, I didn’t see a lot of women in leadership other than in the Women’s Council,” she said. When another Black woman, Maxine Jennings of California, ascended to the national presidency of WCR in 2001, “it gave me the belief that there was a place for me.” WCR also gave Wheeler a support network. She cited leaders such as Deborah Tatum Gilmore of Georgia, JoAnne Poole of Maryland, and Gail Hartnett of Idaho as friends and mentors who helped her become the leader she was.

“As a leader,” she once said, “it’s more important to ask questions that will move us forward than to have all the answers.”

Margo, you have left a Legacy for us to follow. May you Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service to both our country and to the real estate industry. HOOAH


It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Georgia Richardson, Past President of the Oakland Association of REALTORS®. Georgia Richardson was a successful REALTOR®, leader, mentor, manager and businesswoman.

Georgia was sweet and gentle, yet strong. She was extremely active on both the local level and the state level, advocating against gender and race discrimination in housing. She jumped in to save her family business and ran the business for six years without previous experience in the industry. 

Rest in Peace Georgia Richardson

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