Following multiple memorial services in honor of George Floyd, a funeral service in his hometown of Houston, Texas is scheduled for Tuesday (June 9) at the Fountain of Praise Church and the ceremony will be streamed for viewers at home.
As per Deadline, the funeral service, which is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET, will be available to stream via all major news networks, as well as CBSN via desktop or mobile/streaming devices. It has been reported that the event will be attended by the Floyd family, as well as a number of famous faces including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Reverend Al Sharpton, attorney Benjamin Crump, Slim Thug, Leela James, Paul Wall, Floyd Mayweather, Congressman Al Green and Bishop James Dixon.
While Sharpton is scheduled to delver the eulogy similar to his appearance at the Minneapolis memorial service, Dr. Remus E. Wright and Pastor Mia K. Wright of the Fountain of Praise Church will deliver the life celebration salutation. Almost two weeks after his killing at the hands of Minneapolis police, the ceremony will allow 500 attendees, which is 25 percent of the church's actual capacity of 2,000. Additionally, seating arrangements and entry into the vicinity will comply with social distancing rules.
After the Tuesday service, he will be laid to rest next to his mother at a cemetery in Pearland, Texas. "Now it's even bigger than George," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. "It's about doing the right thing. Justice For George. But Justice for George now means justice for a lot of people as well."
As you know, protests all around the world have been non-stop after the killing of Floyd, the Black Man who saw former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on his neck for almost nine minutes until he passed out and eventually died. Since the tragic murder, all four officers on the scene, including Chauvin, were fired and are now facing charges in his death. Click here for ways on how you can help fight back against racial injustice.
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