Austin’s Rev. Lewis Flowers dies

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The Rev. Lewis Flowers, 62, chairman of the Westside Ministers Coalition, died early Sunday morning.

The West Side advocate and Vietnam War Veteran’s death came after a short illness, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Sun-Times is reporting a celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 116 S. Central Ave. The burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 4301 W. Roosevelt Rd., Hillside.

Read the Sun-Times story “Rev. Lewis L. Flowers, known as the “Mayor of the West Side,” dies at 62.”

Read “Rev. Lewis Flowers, 62, chairman of the Westside Ministers Coalition, dies” by our partners at the Austin Weekly News.


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