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Funeral services for State Sen. Miller held Tuesday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – A political pioneer will be laid to rest Tuesday. Funeral services are scheduled to take place in Norfolk for State Sen. Yvonne Miller.

Miller died last Tuesday, at the age of 77, after a battle with cancer. She was the first African-American woman elected to both the House of Delegates and Virginia Senate and the longest-serving female lawmaker in the history of the senate.

Governor Bob McDonnell has issued a certificate, recognizing Tuesday, June 10, 2012 as Yvonne B. Miller Day in Virginia.

The certificate will be presented to Miller’s family, along with a flag that was flown over the state capitol.