Marion Barry: DC Begins Three-Day Farewell to Former Mayor

Former D.C. mayor and current council member Marion Barry. (Google Images)

Former D.C. mayor and current council member Marion Barry. (Google Images)

Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post is reporting that Washington, DC will begin a three-day farewell ceremony in honor of former mayor and current city council member Marion Barry, who died on Nov. 23 at age 78.

Barry was a controversial, yet beloved figure in the DC political and civic arena. DeBonis writes:

“The casket of the four-term D.C. mayor, who died Nov. 23 at 78, will be taken to the John A. Wilson Building in the morning for a brief ceremony, after which Barry’s remains will lie in repose through the night.

The casket is expected to be visited at 8:30 a.m. Thursday by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and D.C. Council members past and present. The public is invited to pay its respects there from 9 a.m. till midnight Thursday, as well as from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday.”

The events have been made in conjunction with the wishes of Barry’s widow, Cora Masters Barry and his son Christopher.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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