Remembering his legacy: Louis Stokes honored at church where he gave so much

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CLEVELAND-- Remembering and honoring. Sunday's morning worship at the St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church in Cleveland was dedicated to Louis Stokes.

The congressman passed away Tuesday at the age of 90 after a long and brave battle with cancer.

During the service, a memorial drape was placed on Stokes' family pew and a candle was lit in his honor.  Church members say Stokes left a great and honorable legacy at the church, from the activities with Boy Scout Troop 257 to organization of the St. Paul A.M.E. Zion Church Credit Union Inc.

There will be a public viewing at Cleveland City Hall on Monday to honor Stokes' life from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., followed by a memorial service.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church on Quincy Avenue.

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