Funeral proceedings for former Baton Rouge Councilwoman Lorri Burgess to be held Saturday


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A Celebration of Life Service for former Baton Rouge City Councilwoman Lorri Burgess will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Oasis Christian Church in Baton Rouge at 11 a.m.

The family released the following statement:

“Lorri was the picture of passion and integrity in service. Her titanic contributions not only reshaped the history of Baton Rouge, but also gave a voice to the communities that needed one most. Though Lorri is known by the community for her tireless commitment to public service, we know her for her even greater commitment to her family as a daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. After a brief battle with cancer, she passed peacefully on January 15, 2020.

We extend our sincere thanks for the compassion and support flooding in from the Baton Rouge community. It fills our hearts to hear the impact of Lorri’s work in the community and we are comforted to know that her legacy will live on. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Sickle Cell Association of South Louisiana (SCASL).”

A viewing will be held starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and will end at the start of the funeral service. Oasis Christian Church is located at 4524 E. Brookstown Rd.

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