“It took a powerful singer to usher in the spirit to bid a powerful man farewell.
“Singer Jennifer Holliday sang Thursday at the funeral service for Congressman John Lewis, which was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
“The event capped a six-day memorial for Lewis, a beloved civil rights icon.
“Holliday first came to fame as a Tony Award-winning member of the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls.” Her rendition of “And I Am Telling You” is now legendary.
“She took center stage at Ebenezer to honor Lewis with the hymn, “Only What You Do for Christ Will Last.””
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