(WXYZ) — Thousands bid a final farewell to former Congressman John Conyers Jr. during a Monday funeral service.
The funeral service was held at the Greater Grace Temple on 3500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit.
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Over the weekend, mourners gathered to pay their respects at a public viewing at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.Flags across the state are flying at half-staff in Conyers' honor.
Conyers was the longest-serving African American Congressman in U.S. history. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made in his name to the Wayne State University Law School.