GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Executive Office of the Mayor/Council of the District of Columbia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Mayor Gray, Council and Barry Family Release Details of Memorial Events for Former Mayor Marion S. Barry, Jr.
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and representatives of the family of Marion S. Barry, Jr. today released the details of memorial event for the late Ward 8 Councilmember and former Mayor of the District of Columbia.
“From his days as a leader on the front lines of the civil rights movement to his work to fight poverty and advance Home Rule for the District, Marion Barry leaves behind an incredible legacy,” said Mayor Gray. “It is fitting that we come together as a city to celebrate this legacy and allow the entire District to say goodbye to the ‘Mayor for Life.’”
The schedule of memorial events is as follows:
: Brief ceremony to receive Mayor Barry’s casket at the Wilson Building, where his remains will lie in repose for 24 hours.
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
: Mayor Barry’s body to travel to one of the churches he regularly attended
: Musical and video tribute celebrating Mayor Barry’s 40 years of public service
: Community memorial service
Temple of Praise
700 Southern Avenue SE
: Thousands to attend a celebration of Mayor Barry’s life and legacy
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Halls C & D
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
: Memorial Service
Private burial immediately following