Candlelight vigil honoring Congressman John Lewis begins at 7:30 this evening at Town Green in Rome.

Candlelight vigil honoring Congressman John Lewis begins at 7:30 this evening at Town Green in Rome.

A candlelight vigil to celebrate the life of Congressman John Robert Lewis  will be held at the Town Green, W. 1st Street, from 7:30-9 p.m. The event will feature Keynote speaker Dr. Joshua Murfree.

Previously:

Funeral plans have been set for Georgia Congressman John Lewis, who died Friday, July 17 after a battle with cancer. He was 80 years old.

Lewis, a Democrat who represented Atlanta in Congress, played an outsized role on America’s stage, including the Selma march that galvanized support for the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The funeral for Congressman John Lewis will be Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, during a nearly weeklong celebration of life that will include stops in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, the historic church near Selma’s Edmund Pettus bridge, Montgomery, Ala., and Washington. His casket will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, the Alabama State Capitol and the Georgia State Capitol. More details

From the AJC:

John Lewis’ casket reaches Atlanta, his final resting place, on Wednesday. The theme: “Atlanta’s Servant Leader.”

Lewis will lie in state at the Georgia Capitol Rotunda from 3 to 7 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning. Members of the public will again receive the opportunity to file past his casket.

Members of his fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, will host a special service at the Capitol at 7 p.m.

Details about Thursday’s funeral have not yet been announced other than the location, Lewis’ home church, and that the private service will begin at 11 a.m.

Lewis will be buried Thursday at South-View Cemetery.

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