George Floyd, whose killing brought the racial injustice to the limelight again, has been finally laid to rest. Houston witnessed a wave of mourners, who came in to attend, George’s third and final home going ceremony. The funeral took place on Tuesday, June 9 and below is all you need to know.
While George Floyd’s funeral was attended by masses, the speakers included Rev. William Lawson, pastor emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church of Houston, and Floyd’s niece, Brooke Williams. It was Brooke’s speech that is making headlines and rightly so.
In her speech, Brooke said, “As long as I’m breathing justice will be served. I want to thank you all of you for coming out to support George Perry Floyd. My uncle was a father, brother, uncle and cousin to many. Spiritually grounded, an activist, he always moved people with his words.”
Several others including family, friends, and celebs from the industry took the stage to pay George Floyd, their final respects. The funeral was telecasted live on TV and streamed online. The telecast featured a beautiful painting of George with angel wings.
The funeral also had Jamie Foxx, Channing Tatum, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Texas Reps. Sheila Jackson and Al Green in attendance.
After the funeral, George was carried to a nearby cemetery on a horse carriage. As crowds lined up to bid a final goodbye, George was buried next to his mother in Houston Memorial Gardens. George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis by pinning him to the ground and pressing his knee down his neck.
George Floyd will be remembered forever. RIP