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Funeral services announced for former Ohio state senator CJ Prentiss.... By, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- Funeral services have been announced for former Ohio state senator C.J. (Carolyn Jean) Prentiss (pictured), who died Tuesday at 82-years-old after battling heart disease.

Visitation is Fri., April 12,  from 5-7pm at Hiawatha Church of God In Christ, 3417 Hiawatha St., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.

Funeral services are Sat., April 13, at 10am at the Christ Culture Church, 15 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with calling hours from 9-10 am at the church.

She will be laid to rest at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland.

An educator in her younger years and a former state representative and state school board member, Prentiss was a a life-long Democrat. She served in the Ohio Senate from 1999-2007 and was minority leader for the 126th General Assembly. She could not run for reelection in 2007 due to a state law that set term limits for state lawmakers. She was active in the Cleveland community, particularly during the pendency of the longstanding schools desegregation case.

Prentiss relocated from Cleveland to Astubula after she retired from politics to live in a cottage on the riverbank. and, the most read Black digital newspaper and Black blog in Ohio and in the Midwest. Tel: (216) 659-0473. Email: We interviewed former president Barack Obama one-on-one when he was campaigning for president. As to the Obama interview CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM, OHIO'S LEADER IN BLACK DIGITAL NEWS.


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