Rep. Donald McEachin’s funeral set for next week

A funeral for U.S. Rep. A. Donald McEachin will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at St. Paul’s Baptist Church, in Richmond.

The service is set for 11 a.m. at the church, at 4247 Creighton Rd.



McEachin, a Democrat who represented Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, died Monday after a battle with colorectal cancer. He was 61.

Cards for the family may be mailed to:

P.O. Box 7020
Richmond, VA 23221

In a Facebook post, McEachin’s wife, Colette, asked those who want to honor McEachin send donations to The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in lieu of flowers.

Donations can be sent to:

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Institutional Advancement, Attention: Deborah Alston
Virginia Union University
1500 N. Lombardy St.
Richmond, VA 23220

“Thank you for your sympathy and kindness in this time of sorrow. We are so deeply grateful,” Colette McEachin said in the post.

Colleen Kelleher

Colleen Kelleher is an award-winning journalist who has been with WTOP since 1996. Kelleher joined WTOP as the afternoon radio writer and night and weekend editor and made the move to WTOP.com in 2001. Now she works early mornings as the site's Senior Digital Editor.

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