On Thursday it was announced that “a funeral honoring the life and legacy of Congressman McEachin will be held on Wednesday, December 7 at St. Paul Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road, Richmond.
Virginia Democratic Senator Tim Cain gave a testimonial of his friendship with the late Congressman. “I met Donald McEachin in 1985 and we became fast friends. Ann and I went to a party in Richmond to celebrate his marriage to Colette. Our children were the same age, we married with Mark Warner a state ticket, and we’ve been on the Virginia federal delegation together for years. I was last with him three weeks ago on election night, celebrating his victory. He was a gentle giant, a compassionate champion of the downtrodden, A climate warrior, a Christian role model, an understanding father, a proud husband, a loyal brother.”
For its part, the Virginia Democratic Party said that “we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a dedicated Virginia politician, Congressman Don McEachin.”
“His loss is a tragedy for the country and our state, where Donald McEachin was a pioneer and leader, serving in the House of Representatives, the State Senate and as a Congressman,” he said.