GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Family and friends said goodbye to Former State Representative Melvin Irvin.
Irvin's funeral was held at the Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church in Gonzales Friday afternoon. Former Gov. Edwin Edwards was among the attendees.
Irvin died at his home in Gonzales on June 7 after a battle with cancer.
Irvin also served as the first African American School Board President in Ascension Parish and created the first chapter of the Urban League in Ascension.
He was 72 years old.