A New Orleans-style goodbye set for Lindy Boggs
NEW ORLEANS - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and John Lewis, the congressman and civil rights leader, are among those remembering Lindy Boggs with words of praise.
Both spoke at St. Louis Cathedral Thursday morning prior to a funeral Mass for the former congresswoman. Both recalled her as a gracious but iron-willed fighter for New Orleans and for the civil rights of women and minorities.
Boggs represented New Orleans for 18 years after succeeding her late husband, Hale Boggs, in the House of Representatives. She later served as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. She died Saturday at age 97.
A second-line procession through Jackson Square will take place after the Mass.