Funeral set for NJ Rep. Donald Payne

NEWARK - Services are scheduled next week for New Jersey's first African-American member of Congress.

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne died Tuesday after battling colon cancer. He was 77.

A viewing will be held for the Democrat at the Historic Essex County Courthouse in Newark from 1 p.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Another public viewing will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Payne's funeral will take place at the church on Wednesday morning and the congressman will be buried at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Payne is survived by three children, four grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

NJ Rep. Donald Payne dead at 77 AP wire services contributed to this report.

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