Funeral held for congressman-elect who contracted COVID-19


MONROE, La. (AP) — Funeral services were held Saturday for a Louisiana congressman-elect who died from COVID-19 complications. Republican Luke Letlow died Tuesday. He was 41, and his swearing-in had been scheduled Sunday.

According to Campaign Manager Andrew Bautsch, Letlow’s funeral will be held at North Monroe Baptist Church.

The family said all COVID-19 restrictions will be followed and masks will be required. North Monroe Baptist will livestream the 2 p.m. service on its social media platforms.

Letlow is survived by his wife, Julia Letlow, and their children, Jeremiah, 3, and Jacqueline, 1.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has said he will order flags flown at half-staff on Saturday.

The Associated Press and NewsNation affiliate KTVE contributed to this report.

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