George Floyd will be buried in a Promethean golden casket or coffin at Houston Memorial Garden in Pearland, Texas. Floyd is the third person after Michael Jackson and James Brown to be buried in a gold-plated casket. MJ’s coffin costs $25,000.
Two funeral services took place at The Fountain Of Praise: a public viewing on Monday and an invite-only service on Tuesday.
The maximum number of people allowed to enter the church is 500. All must follow the social distancing rule, must wear face masks and gloves.
There have been controversies around George Floyd’s death like Is he still alive? Did Floyd have an open casket? Why did George have a closed coffin? Who Paid for George Floyd Gold Casket? We will answer your questions one by one.
George Floyd Casket/Coffin Details
Who Paid for George Floyd’s Gold Coffin/Casket?
Floyd Mayweather, former American Boxer, has paid for George Floyd’s gold-plated coffin/casket. He raised the money from a GoFuneMe campaign which collected $13 Million in donations from around the world. (Read: George Floyd Criminal Record: He Is Not A Martyr)
“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, (Mayweather) is definitely paying for the funeral, ” said Lenard Ellerbe, CEO Of Mayweather Promotions.
How Much George Floyd Gold Casket/Coffin Costs?
Batesville Casket Company is a worldwide renowned gold casket manufacturer. The highest quality coffin ‘Promethean’ is 24K gold-plated, made on special orders, and cost range from $20,000 to $40,000.
The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and famous singer James Brown were buried in a gold Promethean Casket. How much does a golden casket cost? It’s somewhere between 20 to 30 thousand dollars.
The cost of George Floyd gold Promethean casket is around $25,000 to $30,000. The burial garments will increase the amount substantially. The total cost is not yet disclosed.
Did George Floyd Have Open or Closed Casket/Coffin? And Why? George Floyd At His Own Funeral?
Open casket means that the face of the dead is visible to the funeral attendees whereas a closed casket is shut for the entire duration of funeral and burial.
George Floyd had a closed casket, his family chose not to show Floyd’s face to the public, on the two funeral services held in the last week. The decision sparked many to arise like Is he still alive? Did G Floyd attend his own funeral?
However, on Monday, George Floyd’s body was laid in an open casket donned in dressed in a brown suit and blue tie.
Why was George Floyd Casket closed?
This could be due to the fact that his family could not see their loved one deceased, easing out the acceptance of death. However, no official statement has been released by Floyd’s family members.
Floyd, 46 years old, was murdered by former Minneapolis Police Officers Derek Chauvin and three other accomplices (Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng) while making an arrest for passing a $20 counterfeit bill to a shopkeeper. All four officers are now arrested and charged with second-degree aiding and abetting murder & second-degree aiding and abetting manslaughter.
The guests for invite-only service are selected by Floyd’s family, the list contains famous celebrities and numerous VIPs. Some famous names are Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton, Attorney Benjamin Crump, Slim Thug, Leela James, Paul Wall, Floyd Mayweather, Congressman Al Green, Bishop James Dixon, etc.
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