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Updated: Cordi Stokes, the oldest daughter of the late and former Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes and a niece of retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes, dies

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Cordi Stokes The late Carl B. Stokes, who became the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city when he was elected mayor of the City of Cleveland in 1967 Retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes , Carl Stokes' only sibling and the first Black congressman representing Ohio Cleveland Muni cipal Court Judge Angela Stokes, a daughter of retired U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes and Cordi Stokes' first cousin Cordi Stokes (far rt.), with her older brother Carl Stokes Jr., her mother Shirley, and her father Carl B. Stokes in earlier years By Kathy Wray Coleman, Editor of Cleveland Urban News.Com and The Kathy Wray Coleman Online News Blog.Com ( www.kathywraycolemanonlinenewsblog.com ) and ( www.clevelandurbannews.com ) CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio-Cordi Stokes, the second child and oldest daughter of the late Carl B. Stokes, the former mayor of the city of Cleveland and the first Black mayor of a major metropolitan city, and a niece of retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, was f