Marion Barry to Be Laid to Rest Saturday at Congressional Cemetery

by December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

Former D.C. Mayor and Councilman Marion Barry will be buried at Congressional Cemetery during a private ceremony on Saturday. The historic cemetery has posted signs stating that the grounds will be closed to the public for most of the day, NBC Washington reported.

Barry will be remembered during three days of ceremonies that begin tomorrow (Wednesday). The late “Mayor-for-Life” will lie in repose at the Wilson Building for 24 hours, beginning with a ceremony at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Pennsylvania Avenue NW will be closed between 12th and 14th streets NW between 8 a.m. and midnight tomorrow and 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Friday, police advised. Other streets will be closed as needed.

A procession will take Barry’s body through all eight wards of the District from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, ending at Temple of Praise (700 Southern Ave. SE). A public viewing will be held at the church, which he attended, from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday. A community memorial will be held from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Barry’s funeral will take place at the Washington Convention Center, with a 7 to 10 a.m. viewing and an 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. service. L Street NW will be closed between 7th and 9th streets NW from 7 to 10 a.m., police said.

More information about the memorial can be found on the District’s website.


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