Adelfa Callejo honored at Dallas memorial

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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 29 at 12:20 AM

DALLAS — The late Dallas civil rights leader Adelfa Callejo was remembered at a community memorial Tuesday night.

The event at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center featured relatives, a former law partner, and other community leaders who fought alongside Callejo to improve the lives of Latinos.

Callejo died Sunday of a brain tumor.

Her nephew, Michael Gonzales, remembered asking her why she never ran for public office.

"And she said, 'I don't need anybody's vote, and I don't need anyone's money, and with that I can be helping my people all the time, seven days a week,'" Gonzales recalled.

Viewing for Adelfa Callejo will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas. The rosary is at seven o'clock.

The public is invited to a 10 a.m. Thursday funeral mass for Callejo at Cathedral Guadalupe in downtown Dallas.

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