Rep. John Conyers Funeral to Be Held Monday at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit with Public Events on the Weekend

FILE – In an April 11, 2016 file photo, Congressman John Conyers is seen during a ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, in Detroit. Detroit police say the former congressman died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. He was 90. ((AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

The funeral for John Conyers, who served more than 50 years in Congress, will be held Monday at a Detroit church.

The public will get a chance to show their respect for Conyers on Saturday and Sunday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

Conyers died Sunday at age 90, two years after resigning from the U.S. House.

Monica Conyers tells The Detroit News that her husband’s funeral will be held at Greater Grace Temple. She anticipates that former President Bill Clinton will attend, along with elected officials.

On Twitter, Clinton called Conyers a “champion for justice & equality.”

Conyers was a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and is credited with creating the federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.