On Thursday, the family of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba released a statement to the public regarding the support of the Jackson community and the nation after the death of their father. The statement is as follows:
The Lumumba Family is humbled and comforted by the overwhelming outpouring of love and support that we've received over the past several days. Our beloved father truly believed in loving and serving people and dedicated his life to doing both.
We vow to continue his legacy of advocacy and service in everything we do. These few words
fail to express our sincere appreciation for every prayer, kind thought, and generous act we've
received from all over the nation.
Thank you sincerely for embracing us at this difficult time.
We invite the community to join us as we celebrate the life of our beloved father. The memorial
schedule is as follows:
PUBLIC VIEWING AND REMEMBERANCE HOUR
City of Jackson - City Hall
219 South President Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Friday, March 7, 2014
11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
City Hall - Josh Halbert Gardens
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Public Viewing Continued)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE
Jackson Convention Center
105 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39204
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Interment following the Celebration of Life Service Autumn Woods Memorial Gardens 4000 West Northside Drive Jackson, Mississippi, 39209
Anyone wishing to send flowers may send them to: Willis & Sons Funeral Home 5235 Robinson Road Ext. Jackson, Mississippi 39205
Please send letters of condolence to: City of Jackson - City Hall Attention: Halima Olufemi 219 South President Street Jackson, Mississippi 39205
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