SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Funeral services will take place this morning in Shreveport for former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer.

Roemer died last Monday, he was 77-years-old.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with a service set for 11 a.m.

The family has asked that, instead of sending flowers, those wishing to honor Roemer’s memory donate to the American Diabetes Association at or to the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools’ Little Free Libraries Project at

Roemer was a four-term member of Congress, first elected in 1980 from a northwest Louisiana district. He was governor from 1988 to 1992.