George Floyd will be laid to rest June 9th at an undisclosed location following a public memorial at The Foundation Of Praise on June 8 located in Houston Texas.
Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover all funeral and memorial expenses for the family.
The family has selected the Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center after working with the funeral home on multiple occasions. In a statement Bobby Swearington, FBMPC’s Owner &CEO said, “We want to make sure the family is taken care of and the services are done properly for Mr. Floyd.”
Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was raised in Houston’s Third Ward, was killed during an encounter with Minneapolis police officers. Findings of an autopsy supported by his family revealed he died from asphyxiation due to neck and back compression after an officer held his knee on his neck for several minutes.
Floyd left Houston several years ago for a better life in Minnesota. He played football and attended Jack Yates High School. His death has sparked protests across the country in support of justice for Floyd. Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is also known for representing Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice’s family, will represent Floyd’s family.