Former State Senator Reginald Tate laid to rest Saturday

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( Local in Memphis, more than 200 people packed Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church for the funeral of Former TN State Senator, Reginald Tate.

Tate, a Memphis democrat and former Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators Chairman, represented District 33 from 2006 until 2018.

He served on several committees including the Senate Commerce Committee, Labor and Agriculture Committee, Finance committee, Vice-Chiar of the Senate Education Committee and the Shelby County Delegation.

 “He was not a good man. He was not an ordinary man, but an extra ordinary great man,” said State Representative Antonio Parkinson, who represents District 98.

U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen and other notable state leaders were there.

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