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Congressman Stokes honored yesterday at Cleveland City Hall as he lies in state, funeral services are today, August 25, at 11 am at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Vice President Joe Biden will attend funeral....Among those on program at the City Hall ceremony were Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, former U.S. representatives Mary Rose Oakar and Lacy "Bill" Clay, Sam Miller, Attorney Fred Nance, the Rev E. Theophilus Caviness, and Eleanor Hayes...Congresswoman Kaptur, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty, and the Rev Jesse Jackson were among those at the City Hall viewing....This is the third article of a three part series leading up to the funeral of the legendary Louis Stokes, the first Black congressperson from Ohio, by Editor Kathy Wray Coleman of Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's most read digital Black newspaper

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and the Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog. Tel: 216-659-0473. Email: . Coleman is a 22-year political, legal and investigative journalist who trained for 17 years, and under six different editors,  at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.    ( ) /   ( ).  Pictured are the late Congressman Louis Stokes (wearing maroon tie) and Vice President Joe Biden, who will attend funeral services for Stokes, at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Tuesday, August 25 at 11 am. Stokes, 90, died on August 18 at his home in Shaker Heights, a Cleveland suburb, with his wife, Jay, by his bedside.  CLEVELAND, Ohio -Led by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, and family members, with dignitaries such as former U.S representatives Mary Rose Oakar and Lacy &