Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis to be Buried Thursday

Posted on July 29, 2020 10:30 pm
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U.S. civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis is set to be laid to rest Thursday after a funeral service in Atlanta.

Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are expected to be among the mourners at the funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, a historic site where  Martin Luther King Jr. preached.  Obama is expected to speak at the service.

Lewis will then be buried at South-View Cemetery in Atlanta.

He died last week from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80.

Lewis served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 33 years as the congressman from Georgia’s 5th congressional district that

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