The office of City Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) announced the memorial services for City Councilman Thomas White (D-South Ozone Park), who died of cancer Friday.
A wake will be held at Greater Allen AME Cathedral at 110-31 Merrick Blvd. in Jamaica Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m., according to the office. The next day at 10 a.m., the church will hold a funeral mass for the longtime southeast Queens leader.
A spokesperson from the City Council said that the Council will make a decision on what to do about White’s vacated seat after his funeral. White was less than one year into his second consecutive term representing the 28th Council District, which covers the neighborhoods of Jamaica, Rochdale Village, Richmond Hill, and South Ozone Park, after a previous stint in the 1990s.
It is expected that a special election to fill the seat will be added to general election ballot in November, according to sources.