U.S. Rep. John Lewis
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) speaks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC, which concludes today, nominated U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NBC News has confirmed that Mrs. Lillian Miles Lewis, wife of U.S. Representative John Lewis, died on Monday.

A release from the representative’s office states that she passed away in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple married 44 years ago after meeting at a New Year’s Eve party in 1967, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

“More information regarding arrangements will be released as it is available,” a release from Rep. Lewis’ office states.

“The congressman will travel from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta Monday night,” according to the Associated Press.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by Rep. Lewis and one son. The cause of her death has not been released.

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