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Durham Lawmaker to Be Buried Saturday

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Sen. Jeanne Lucas
Friends and family will gather Friday evening at a Durham church to remember the first black woman to serve in the North Carolina Senate.

Jeanne Lucas was in her seventh term when she died last Friday. She was 71.

A wake will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Union Baptist Church on North Roxboro Street. Her funeral will also be held there at noon Saturday.

All flags in Durham County were flying at half staff until sunset Sunday in Lucas' honor.

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