The funeral of House Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry, who died Sunday at age 68, will be held Saturday in Memphis, her family has announced.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Historic, followed by a public “legacy celebration” at First Baptist Church, 2935 Broad Avenue.
DeBerry was the longest serving member of the state House, elected in 1972.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the following: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network www.pancan.org ; the Lois M. DeBerry Memorial Fund National Black Caucus of State Legislators P.O. Box 179 Madison, AL 35758 or Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church in memory of Lois M. DeBerry, 1702 Silver Street Memphis, TN 38106.
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