George Floyd, 46 Years Old African-American, was brutally killed on May 25th, 2020 by four Minneapolis Police Officers in for buying goods with a fake $20 bill. The USA experienced great turmoil after his death, protests happened all over the country causing damage to infrastructure and economy. Read in detail about George Floyd’s Gravesite or Burial Site
Floyd died while being arrested, officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes straight. Derek continued kneeling even after Floyd stopped moving, that is after 8 Minutes and 46 Seconds. The four officers involved in the killing of George Floyd were arrested and charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder & manslaughter.
Floyd’s death sparked protests which were led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, people gathered in the streets to try and reform the police laws in the country. It all happened when the world was facing the COVID-19 pandemic. And the USA topped the charts in terms of corona positive patients.
Today, George Floyd’s gravesite/burial site serves as a monument where people often visit to witness the cruelty of the system and how his death had a magnificent effect all over the world. Take a deeper look at George Floyd’s Burial Site, Tombstone, Gravestone, and Aerial View.
George Floyd Burial Site and Grave Location
Thousands of people gathered at Floyd’s funeral including celebrities, politicians, and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Burial Site or Gravesite Location: Where is George Floyd buried?
George Floyd is buried in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetary, Pearland, Texas, which is located near the Crystal Lake and 12 miles away from The Fountain of Praise Church where George’s funeral took place. You can locate the grave and George’s entombment in Section 45 of the graveyard.
Initially, everybody thought Floyd’s family would bury George at a cemetery situated near Minneapolis, Minnesota to place Floyd’s body at ease as quickly as possible. But the ongoing investigations and autopsy delayed the funeral for two weeks.
Following this, Floyd’s family decided to bury him in Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas where his parents were buried.
George Floyd is buried next to his mother Larcenia Jones Floyd (1947-2018). His father George Perry Floyd (1949-2002) is also buried at the same cemetery.
Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland is the ultimate resting site for many of Texas veterans and celebrities. (check: George Floyd Criminal History: Police Records.)
George Floyd Gravestone
Floyd’s everlasting gravesite was created by highly-qualified architects and completed on 9th June 2020. The place measures 10 feet by 20 feet and is covered with black granite stones.
When you enter the cemetery to visit George Floyd’s burial site, you will find his last words, “I can’t breathe….” & “Mamma, Please Mamma” inscribed on the stones of short granite walls around his resting place.
All Floyd’s buried in Houston Memorial Gardens have a simply carved slate marking their birth year and final year.
George Floyd Burial Site Aerial View Video
Currently, there is no aerial view available on the maps. We’ll update this section as soon as it is available to us.
Where are Floyd’s Parents (Mother & Father) buried?
Floyd’s Parents are also buried in Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas. He is buried next to them in the same grave yard.
Who sang at George Floyd’s funeral?
The 40-year-old, Ne-Yo bid farewell to George Floyd by singing Boyz II Men’s single It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday.
The Miss Independent singer and songwriter, the father to four children – Madilyn, Mason, Shaffer, and Roman, sang at Floyd’s final funeral at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas which took place at 9 June 2020.
George Floyd’s Funeral & Burial
George Floyd’s funeral/burial took place in Houston, Texas over the course of 4 days. He was buried after 16 days of his death. The last events were held in The Fountains of Praise church; a public viewing and an invite-only private viewing enlisting the guests invited by Floyd’s family.
Four scheduled memorial/funeral services took place in Minneapolis, North Carolina, and two in Houston.
George Floyd’s body was put in a Promethean gold-plated casket, worth $25,000 to $30,000. The same casket Michael Jackson was buried with.
First Funeral/Memorial Service Held in Minneapolis
The first funeral service of George Floyd took place at North Central University Campus on Thursday 4th June 2020, two miles away from the place where Floyd died.
Family, friends, and supporters of BLM movement gathered to mourn the death of Floyd,. Friends close to him referred him as ‘Gentle Giant’ and was remembered as a loving father. Floyd was father to two children; one 6 years old and other 13 years old.
George Floyd Memorial at Raeford, North Carolina
After his death, George Floyd’s body was transported back to his birthplace Raeford, North Carolina on Saturday 6th June 2020 in a golden casket/coffin.
Isaac Floyd, George Floyd’s uncle, sang a choir song and read Bible scripture in memory of a loving child.
The Fountains of Praise Church: Funeral Services
On Monday, June 8, a public visitation event took place from 12 PM to 6 PM where people gathered in groups of 500 following all the safety measures like wearing masks and keeping a safe distance from one another.
The event witnessed thousands of people paying respect to George Floyd who lost his life in police custody.
The next day, on Tuesday, the private event was held from 11 AM onwards to 5 AM.
Millions of people watched the funeral worldwide from their homes as the event was broadcasted on ABC, CBS, NBS, etc.
Who attended George Floyd’s Funeral? Guests Who Spoke & Performed?
The gold casket/coffin of George Floyd was brought to the final resting place Houston Memorial Gardens in a white horse carriage.
A huge audience and about 500 VIP guests gathered at the funeral with the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Al Sharpton, Joe Biden, etc.
The American activist, Rev. Al Sharpton, presented a eulogy at George Floyd’s funeral. Sharpton presented his deep condolences to the family and called out President Trump for making systemic changes rather than trying to end protests.
Some of the guests are as follow:
- JJ Watt, the Houston Texans star,
- Texans coach Bill O’Brien,
- Jamie Fox, Texas native and one of the earliest who spoke against social injustice about the case,
- Channing Tatum
- Kim Burrell: The gospel singer and Houston native opened the service for Floyd.
- Cal McNair: McNair, the son of late Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, is the chairman and CEO of the team.
- Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker
- Singer Ne-Yo performed “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye (To Yesterday)
- Rev. Bill Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
- Rev. Dr. Marcus D. Cosby of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
- HPD Chief Art Acevedo
- Harris Co. Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia
- Congressman Al Green
- Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg
There was a program organized for the numerous guests who attend the last public funeral service of George Floyd at the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston, Texas. It was about Floyd’s life. And, there was 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
- 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
- Acknowledgment of Clergy – Dr. Remus E. Wright, Senior Pastor
- 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
Apart from all the above, the program showcased pictures from rallies and protests that emerged after Floyd’s death.
Other Memorials for George Floyd
George Floyd has memorials placed at numerous locations, remembering the death of an innocent Black African-American at the hands of the Minneapolis Police.
- George Perry Floyd Jr. Memorial (Minneapolis)
- George Floyd Street (Minnesota)
Some schools and NGOs also run by George’s last name.
Remembering George Floyd
George Floyd moved from Houston, Texas to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2014 after serving 5 years in a sentence for a 1st-degree felony he pleaded guilty for doing in 2007 and was convicted in 2009. The 6’6″ ‘gentle giant’ intended to start a better life in the new city, however, he ended up losing his life.
If you visit Texas in the near future, definitely take your time out to visit Houston Memorial Gardens, Pearland, Texas. You’ll not only have the chance to pay your respects to someone who died serving his country, but you’ll look upon a historical monument that millions have visited over time.
Floyd’s death marked a magnanimous impact on the values of the Black community.
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