Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Memorial Service Details
for George Floyd

Family, friends and supporters of George Floyd will honor his memory in three cities starting on Thursday.

Floyd died on May 25 after being apprehended by police, as seen in a video that quickly spread across the nation, prompting over a week of demonstrations against police violence and racism.

George Floyd
The first memorial service will be on June 4 in Minneapolis at North Central University's Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary, where Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a "national eulogy" and one of the Floyd family attorneys, Ben Crump, will give a "national criminal justice address." The service will begin at 1 p.m. local time.

Another memorial service will be held on June 6 in Raeford, North Carolina, the state where Floyd was born, at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters. A public viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. local time and a memorial service will start at 3 p.m.

The celebration of life services will head to Houston, Texas, where Floyd had previously lived, on June 8. A public visitation will occur at The Fountain of Praise on Hillcroft Avenue from noon to 6 p.m. local time.

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather stepped up to pay for the funeral expenses, Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions, told ESPN on Monday.

A private funeral service will be held at the same location at 11 a.m. local time.

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