Floyd grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and was killed in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25. A video of his death, as well as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other black Americans, have prompted days of demonstrations across the country and sparked conversations about police violence and systemic racism.
In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, only 10 guests were allowed in the church to view Floyd's body at a time. Media were not allowed inside the church.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner were both present.
A private funeral for Floyd's family will be held at 11 a.m. June 9 at The Fountain of Praise. Floyd will be buried at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland.
View images from the memorial in the photo gallery above.