People will get one more opportunity to pay their respects to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter before her funeral on Friday.

People will get one more opportunity to pay their respects to Congresswoman Louise Slaughter before her funeral on Friday.

Calling hours will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services on South Winton Road.

A steady stream of people paid their respects to Slaughter on Wednesday. People like Cathy Dawson remember when Slaughter was just starting out in politics. Dawson worked at Rochester City Hall and would talk with Slaughter.

"She was just an awesome, awesome lady," said Dawson. "She was for the people. She came out into the community. She communicated with the people, her concerns were with the people. She was a people's person and she was so respectful," Dawson added.

Slaughter was easily one of the most influential lawmakers on Capitol Hill, yet Marilyn Parchus of Rochester says slaughter used that clout to benefit the citizens of Rochester.

"I've had direct contact with Louise, so I just felt the need to come, and she has touched me so much," said Parchus. "I'm also on the board of the North Winton Neighborhood Association and she was always there for us."

There's weren't any big crowds at the calling hours. Some people say that was Slaughter's impact: she got things done with little fanfare. At 88, she showed few signs of slowing down.

Barbara and Ken Simmons of Henrietta were looking forward to volunteering again for slaughters campaign in a few months.

"She was just a warm, loving caring person," said Ken Simmons. "No matter who she met she had a smile on her face, always a hug, always a very sincere person. I'm going to miss her very much," he said.

Barbara Simmons agreed: "We were shocked like many people because we were expecting to campaign for her in her next election cycle. But we're pleased to know if she had to go, at least she was on top of her game."

If you cannot attend the congresswoman's funeral on Friday, it will be live on News10NBC and streamed on WHEC.com.

Notable figures in attendance will include Congressman John Lewis, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. They will join members of Slaughter's family and friends in speaking at the congresswoman's funeral service.