Here's who is speaking and performing at George Floyd's funeral

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Funeral program for George Floyd shows his life in pictures
Watch the video above for a glimpse of George Floyd's life.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Guests attending the celebration of life Houston native George Floyd are getting a glimpse of his life through pictures.

As guests entered the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, they were given a program.

The program not only talked about Floyd's life but it also including a list of speakers, music rendition, dignitary remarks and tape remarks

  • Life Celebration Salutation- Dr. Remus E. Wright and Pastor Mia K. Wright (Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor, The Fountain of Praise, Houston TX)
  • Musical Selection - "God Will Take Care of You" sung by Pastor Kim Burrell with the Houston Ensemble
  • Old Testament Reading - Reverend Arthur Rucker
  • New Testament Reading - Pastor Emeritus Gusta Booker (Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church, Houston TX)
  • Prayer of Comfort - Reverend Dr. Mary White
  • Video Montage with Musical Selection - "A Change is Gonna Come" sung by Dray Tate (Video collage of protests around the world in the background with Visual Artist Ange Hillz)
  • Resolutions - Read by Ivy McGregor
  • Musical Selection - "Oh, How Precious" sung by Kathy Taylor with the Houston Ensemble

Dignitary remarks

  • Joe Biden (Former Vice President of the United States)
  • Congressman Al Green, 9th Congressional District
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, 18th Congressional District
  • Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
  • Video Montage with musical selection- "Hood Cry" sung by Cal Wayne (Video Collage of Floyd's performances without audio)
  • Family expressions - Kathleen McGee, Brady Bob, and Travis Cains
  • Family tribute - Sung by "Ne-Yo"
  • Poem - Earnesia Clabron-Dangerfield (Jack Yates Alum)
  • Musical selection - "My Soul's Been Anchored" Sung by Michael Tolds
  • Acknowledgement of Clergy - Dr. Remus E. Wright, Senior Pastor

Ministerial Remarks

  • Rev. William "Bill" Lawson, Pastor Emeritus, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
  • Dr. Steve Wells, Senior Pastors, South Main Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
  • Dr. Ralph Douglas West, Sr. Pastor//Founder, The Church Without Walls (Houston, TX)
  • Musical Selection: "We Offer Praise" Sung by Nakitta Foxx with the Houston Ensemble
  • Silent Reading of The Life and the Legacy of George Floyd (Soft Music)
  • Words of Encouragement: Dr. Remus E. Wright, Senior Pastor
  • Sermonic Solo: "For Every Mountain" Sung by Minister Kurt Carr
  • Introduction of Eulogost: Bishop James E. Dixon, II, Community of Faith Baptist Church (Houston, TX)
  • The Eulogy: Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Closing Celebration Salutation: Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, TX
  • The Farewell Tribute to Mr. George Floyd: Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center Elite Burial Guard
  • The Departure: Clergy, Dignitaries and Family "I Shall Wear a Crown" Sung by Zacardi Cortez

The program included photos from rallies and protests ignited by Floyd's death.


George Floyd's funeral underway in Houston