The City of Flint mourns the loss of City Councilman Eric Mays

FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Longtime Flint City Councilman Eric Mays died on Saturday. He was 65.

In a statement from the City of Flint, officials said the third-term councilman was, “beloved for his bold and courageous service on behalf of Flint’s First Ward and his strong presence will be deeply missed. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and the entire city of Flint during this time of sorrow.”

The flag at Flint City Hall will be lowered to half-staff in his honor beginning Monday, February 26.

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley is asking for the community to respect the privacy of Mays’ family at this time.

“This is a tremendous loss for our community and a shock to all friends and family,” Neeley said. “Allow them time and space to mourn; we continue to lift the family in prayer.”

Mays’ cause of death is still unknown at this time.

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