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Rep. Alfred Williams funeral services set for Monday

1 year 5 months 1 week ago August 10, 2015 Aug 10, 2015 Monday, August 10 2015 August 10, 2015 7:56 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The office of the late state Rep. Alfred Williams said his funeral and viewing would take place Monday in Baton Rouge.

Sources told News 2 that Williams, a Democrat who represented the 61st District, had been recovering from surgery when he passed late Tuesday night due to complications.

Williams recently called out the Department of Children and Family Services for failing to stop the situation of a malnourished child with special needs who was found in squalid conditions in Baton Rouge. The representative blasted DCFS in several interviews with the media and sent letters calling for investigations to the governor's office, his colleagues at the state Capitol and the head of DCFS.

"No child should ever be faced with that situation," he said in one interview with WBRZ.

Williams' office said the funeral would take place at the Living Faith Christian Center in Baton Rouge Monday morning, beginning with the viewing at 8 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Williams will be buried in Roselawn Memorial Park on North Street.

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