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Funeral arrangements and memorial services have been planned for former U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, who died last week at the age of 90.

Stokes lied in state inside the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda on Monday. A public viewing was held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An Appreciation Program, also open to the public, will follow. The program will take place at City Hall beginning at 5:45 p.m. with a special tribute from Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. The Appreciation Program will include remarks from retired Missouri Congressman William Clay, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives with Stokes, former Ohio Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar, along with Mayor Frank Jackson and other Cleveland business leaders, friends and associates.

Funeral services are also open to the public. Services will be held on Tuesday at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, located at 8712 Quincy Avenue in Cleveland. Family Hour will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by the funeral program, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

The burial service will be private.



Article and Picture Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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