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PHOTOS: The city celebrates Leah Chase’s life at memorial service

The service was held at Xavier University

Family and well-wishers attend a Celebration of Life Service for Chef Leah Chase at the Xavier University Convocation Center in New Orleans, La. Saturday, June 8, 2019.

The Queen of Creole Cuisine at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant passed away last Saturday June 1st at the age of 96. She served two U.S. presidents and also Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights area and the restaurant she ran with her husband, Dooky Chase, Jr., served as a meeting place for African-American politicians for decades.