DALLAS — The family of former Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has announced the schedule for memorial and funeral services for the late congresswoman, who represented North Texas in Congress for 30 years.
The family announced the death of Johnson Sunday and received an outpouring of support from people who worked with her, including President Joe Biden.
Johnson, a Democrat, was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992, and she was the first Black woman from Dallas to win elected office as well as the first registered nurse elected to Congress. She also served in the Texas Senate from 1987 until 1993 and the Texas House from 1973 to 1977.
Johnson stepped down from Congress in January 2023, and she died at the age of 89 on Sunday.
The services will begin Monday with Johnson lying in state at the Hall of State in Dallas’s Fair Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A wake service will be held at Concord Church, which is located at 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, again at Concord Church, at 10 a.m.
On Wednesday, there will be graveside service and burial at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin starting at 2 p.m.
The family invited the public to attend the services to help commemorate “the life of this extraordinary public servant,” according to a news release.
“The memorial services of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will provide an opportunity for friends, colleagues and the community to celebrate and honor the extraordinary life and legacy of her remarkable contributions to public service,” the release said.
Some of the services will also be live streamed.