Noel Khalil, founder of Colombia Ventures
photo credit: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Ben Smith writes, “The Atlanta businessman, who championed affordable housing in metro Atlanta and across the Southeast, died Oct. 25 after a four-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A service, held Nov. 4 at St. Philip A.M.E. Church on Candler Road, attracted top Atlanta political and business leaders and entertainers.

“For generations to come there will be places of dignity, places that are safe, places that are whole, places full of love because Noel loved us so very much,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms during a eulogy.”