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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