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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Mecklenburg County Commissioner Neil Cooksey was laid to rest on Saturday at Carmel Presbyterian in Charlotte.

He died Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Cooksey still served Mecklenburg County's District-5 even though he had been in hospice care since June.

He was 51.

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