Atlanta Says Goodbye as Lewis’ Body Lies in Repose in Georgia Capitol
Mourners of all ages and races said their final goodbyes Wednesday to civil rights lion John Lewis as his body lay in repose in Atlanta.
Lewis represented a large section of the Georgia state capital in the U.S. House of Representatives for 33 years before dying of pancreatic cancer last week at age 80.
People lined the streets of downtown Atlanta as his casket was brought into the capitol, where it was to remain throughout the night to give the public a chance to pay respects.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp told Lewis’ family that “everyone knows the name of John Lewis, and more