July 6th, 2010
08:15 AM ET
4 years ago

Byrd funeral scheduled for Tuesday

Friends and family will say goodbye Tuesday to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress who died last week at age 92.
Friends and family will say goodbye Tuesday to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress who died last week at age 92.

Washington (CNN) - Friends and family will say goodbye Tuesday to Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress who died last week at age 92.

An 11 a.m. ET funeral service is scheduled for Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia, followed by a private graveside service at Columbia Gardens Cemetery, also in Arlington. Byrd will be buried alongside his wife Erma, who died in March 2006.

The couple will be moved later and reburied in West Virginia once family members determine a location.

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  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Rest in Peace Senator!

    July 6, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. Keith in Austin

    Rest in Peace Senator Byrd.

    July 6, 2010 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  3. WV Resident

    Rest in Peace Sen. Byrd. This is a sad day for West Virginia. We have lost a lifelong friend and advocate.

    July 6, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |