As the city prepares for the funeral of political icon Lou Stokes, his youngest daughter speaks movingly about her family’s love for her father – and her father’s love for Cleveland.

“It is just an overwhelming, beautiful outpouring of love,” said Lori Stokes, about the tributes that have poured in since her father died of cancer Tuesday night at the age of 90.

Lori, a news anchor in New York, has been in Cleveland for the past three months helping to care for her father.

“We used to call him C-town’s baby boy,” she said of her father and his hometown of Cleveland.

While Lou Stokes rose from poverty to become a humble, yet towering figure in his hometown, he was also a beloved patriarch within his own family.

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