A public memorial and private service will take place June 8-9 in Houston to celebrate the life of George Floyd, according to a press release by the Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center.
Floyd, 46, who was raised in Houston’s Third Ward, was killed in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25.
A public memorial will take place June 8 at The Fountain of Praise church located at 13950 Hillcroft Ave., Houston, from noon-6 p.m.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, social distancing will be enforced, and all attendees are requested to wear face masks and gloves, according to the release.
At 11 a.m. June 9, a private service will be held. Floyd will be buried at Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearland.
Former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather is covering all expenses associated with the funeral service, according to the release.
Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center is handling funeral arrangements on behalf of Floyd’s family. Individuals who want to send flowers to the family are requested to send them to the funeral home at 15006 Hwy. 6, Rosharon.
Videos of Floyd’s death, as well as news of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other black Americans, have prompted days of demonstrations and protests across the county.
The family is asking everyone who is participating in the protests to do so peacefully, according to the release.