In remembrance of our beloved president, Michelle Leete, we mourn the profound loss of a leader whose impact reached far beyond our NAACP Fairfax County family. There’s a profound ache as we come to terms with the sudden departure of our incredible leader, leaving behind an indescribable void in our NAACP Fairfax County family. (Funeral arrangements are listed in the flier above.)

Michelle was more than a president; she was the heartbeat of our cause, a fierce advocate for civil rights, and a motivating force in our community. Her dedication to justice and equality was not just a role she played; it was her lifelong calling.

For those of us fortunate enough to have worked alongside her, President Leete was more than a leader—she was a friend, a mentor, a determined advocate, and a source of unwavering support for the Fairfax County NAACP branch. From her early days a decade ago as Treasurer to her term as President for 2023-2024, she led with grace, passion, and a genuine commitment to improving our community.

As we navigate this profound loss, we find solace in knowing that the torch of leadership is passed on to capable hands. With a mix of sadness and hope, we commit to honoring President Leete’s legacy and continuing her tireless efforts for justice and community empowerment.

In the days ahead, we will come together to mourn President Leete’s loss and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. Your continued support is invaluable, and we appreciate your alliance during this challenging time.

In the midst of our grief, our thoughts are with President Leete’s family, loved ones, and everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. We’re working to arrange gatherings that reflect the spirit of the remarkable woman we’ve lost, events that capture the essence of her tireless efforts for justice and community empowerment.

While Michelle may not be physically with us, her spirit lives on in the countless lives she touched. She leaves behind a legacy of passion, determination, and a relentless pursuit of justice. We’ll carry forward her vision in our hearts and actions, ensuring that the flame she lit continues to light the path toward a better, more just world for all.

In memory of President Leete, you can view the online obituary by visiting the link below.

Fairfax County NAACP