Services honoring George Floyd will take place in three states over the course of six days.
A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on Thursdayas the Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at the memorial. A public viewing and a private memorial service will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday at Cape Fear Conference B Headquarters, followed by a private service for just the family at 3 p.m. Next Monday, a public memorial will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston.
"Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is a major focus and those that attend either service are requested to wear masks and gloves for the safety of all," the memorial planning center said.
Houston police Chief Art Acevedo wanted his department to provide a police escort when Floyd's body is returned to his home city from Minneapolis, as a show of support for the Floyd family.
"It's going to be a big deal for our city to bring him back home," Acevedo said. "He's well-known, he's known by a lot of our officers. We want to make sure that the family is safe, that the movement is safe," Acevedo said. "We want to make sure that the family knows that we're here for them and we support them at this time."
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather will pay for the funeral.
Flowers or other gifts to Floyd's family can be sent to Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center, 15006 Hwy 6, Rosharon, TX 77583.
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