EDITOR'S NOTE: Spectrum News will be broadcasting the entire service live, starting at 11 a.m. Friday.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some prominent political figures will speak at the funeral service for Louise Slaughter in Rochester Friday.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the civil rights champion, Rep. John Lewis will join members of the Slaughter family and friends in speaking at the funeral service. Former President Bill Clinton will also be in attendance.
The service will be held at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester on Friday at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public as seating allows. Street closures will be similar to those during the Jazz Festival. East Main between Chestnut Street and Scio Street, Swan Street and Gibbs Street will be closed starting late Thursday evening. Main will be closed by 7 a.m. Friday.
Hundreds came out to pay their respects Wednesday and Thursday during calling hours at the Miller Funeral home in Henrietta.
Governor Andrew Cuomo was among those in attendance Thursday, and said Slaughter will be greatly missed.
"Her basic values, her basic point was we can make this place a better place, and we can do it together and that's what she was all about, and we're going to miss her," said Cuomo.
She is survived by her three daughters, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Inside the funeral home are rooms full of mementos.
Slaughter’s prayer card reads, ”When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”