George Floyd’s Body Will Be Laid To Rest In His Hometown Of Houston

TOPSHOT - Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died while in custody of the Minneapolis police, on May 29, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)

George Floyd’s Body Will Be Laid To Rest In His Hometown Of Houston

Rev. Al Sharpton will be delivering his eulogy.

Published May 31st

Written by BET Staff

Arrangements for George Floyd’s funeral are coming together. His body will be laid to rest in his hometown of Houston, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV.

"This is our house. This is the same city that George Floyd grew up. And his body will be returning to this city. To his city," Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner announced Saturday (May 30).

The Rev. Al Sharpton will reportedly deliver the eulogy. Additional details about the funeral arrangements for the 46-year-old are forthcoming.

RELATED: George Floyd Autopsy Draws Outrage For 'Victim Blaming' And Absolving Police Officer

A shocking video shows white former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on May 25, pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes, including 2 minutes and 53 seconds after Floyd was non-responsive. Floyd was unarmed, handcuffed and laying face down on the street during the arrest.

Authorities arrested Chauvin and charged him with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. However, the other officers involved in the arrest have not been charged.

Floyd’s family launched a GoFundMe campaign that raised $5.92 million by Sunday (May 31) from more than 236,000 donors.

“This fund is established to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George. A portion of these funds will also go to the Estate of George Floyd for the benefit and care of his children and their educational fund,” a statement on the page says.

BET has been covering every angle of George Floyd’s death in police custody, other social justice cases and the subsequent aftermath and protests. For our continuing coverage, click here.

(Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)


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