Final arrangements made for former Congressman Louis Stokes


Former Congressman Louis Stokes. (Fox 8 file photo)

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CLEVELAND- The family of Louis Stokes announced plans to honor the former Congressman, who passed away late Tuesday at the age of 90.

There will be a public viewing at Cleveland City Hall on Monday 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.

The funeral is open to the public, but the burial afterwards is private.

In July, Stokes shared he was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer, and undergoing treatment at the Cleveland Clinic.

Stokes served in World War II  and attended Cleveland Marshall Law School before becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired in 1999 after representing the city of Cleveland and east-side communities for 30 years.

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