DETROIT (WXYZ) - Hundreds gathered at Greater Grace Temple today to pay tribute Friday to former Michigan Chronicle publisher Sam Logan.
Friends and family members paid their respects to Logan, a man involved with the weekly paper for more than four decades.
Logan who was 78-years-old, died Wednesday, December 28.
There were tributes to Logan from his family as well as those in politics, journalism and business.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said "The best thing we can do in memory of Sam is make sure we remember the person he was. He brought a lot of joy."
Mourners praised Logan as a powerful figure in the city and spoke of how he often urged others to better themselves.
Sam Logan was born in Louisiana, but grew up in Detroit. He was known to have tremendous love for this community.
Many mourners said one way to honor his memory is to love Detroit and this community the way he did.
His daughter Diane Taylor said "A million times I'll need you, a million times I'll cry. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died".