Memorial service for former Governor Kathleen Blanco at 10 AM


Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, seen here in 2007, died Sunday at 76. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY/KTAL) – A three-day celebration of the life and legacy of Louisiana’s trailblazing Governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco begins Thursday in Baton Rouge.

State leaders are expected to attend an interfaith memorial service starting at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge, before Governor Blanco’s body is taken to the state Capitol where she will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

Blanco will be the 4th Governor to lie in state.

The public can pay their final respects to Blanco as she lies in state Thursday from 1:00 -6:00 p.m.

Services continue Friday in Lafayette before a private burial Saturday.

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