Rep. Elijah Cummings funeral arrangements have been announced.
Via The Baltimore Sun:
A wake and funeral for the well respected Congressman will be held next Friday at the church where he worshiped for nearly 40 years, New Psalmist Baptist Church, a church spokeswoman announced.
The wake, including a public viewing, will begin Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. at the Lochearn church, spokeswoman Joi Thomas said. The funeral will follow at 10 a.m.
Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Jr., pastor of the congregation since 1975, will deliver the eulogy in the 4,000-seat sanctuary.
On Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Cummings will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol on Oct. 24.
“In the House, Elijah was our North Star. He was a leader of towering character and integrity, whose stirring voice and steadfast values pushed the Congress and country to rise always to a higher purpose. His principled leadership as chair of the committee on Oversight and Reform was the perfect testament to his commitment to restoring honesty and honor to government, and leaves a powerful legacy for years to come,” Pelosi said.