Patricia Furdge became a member of the Board of Alderman in 2001, where she served two terms. She is the first African American woman to serve as Mayor in the Town of Lula. The three term Mayor is passionate about the Town and its citizens. The Town has received the following grants during her tenure. JAG grant which assisted with police supplies and salary, Two CDBG grants, which provided new homes for residents and a Small Municipality grant. The town is small but consists of citizens with huge and giving hearts.
Mayor Furdge graduated from Coahoma Agricultural High School. After leaving “Aggie” she attended Alcorn State University, Lorman, Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology Education. Mayor Furdge holds a Masters and Specialist degree in Biology Education from Delta State University. She is currently the Chair of the Science and Mathematics Department at Coahoma Community College.
Mayor Furdge has served on many boards, most recently the Coahoma County Youth Organization. She is a member of Thompson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church where she serves as Superintendent. She is a 2020 graduate of the Mississippi Municipal League’s Certified Municipal Officials Program.
Mayor Furdge is the mother of one daughter and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Mayor Furdge believes in treating everybody right.