MEMPHIS/INDIANOLA: BB King funeral arrangements


SAT., 5/23 – LAS VEGAS, NV – Memorial service in Las Vegas (where he died).

WED., 5/27 – MEMPHIS, TN– Wednesday, May 27, King’s remains flown to Memphis; musical tributesand speaking will be held at W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street not farfrom B.B. King’s Blues Club. At approximately 12:45 p.m., theprocessional starts at Beale and Second streets, making its way downBeale Street before turning onto B.B. King Blues Highway. Afterward,King’s body will be taken to Indianola, Mississippi, which Kingconsidered his hometown.

FRI., 5/29 – INDIANOLA, MS – On Friday, May 29, a public viewing will be held at the B.B. King Museum in Indianola from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SAT., 5/30 – INDIANOLA, MS– The funeral services will be held at the Bell Grove M.B. Church inIndianola on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. At approximately 4p.m., a procession will be led from the church to the Museum, and therewill be a private graveside service for family and friends at 5 p.m.

FROM BB KING MUSEUM WEB SITE: “Kingwill leave an indelible legacy with over 60 albums and the memories offans who saw and heard him live in over 18,000 performances spread oversix decades. ‘Mississippi couldn’t have asked for a better ambassadorfor our state. When everyone from every corner of the globe knows anindividual by two initials and knows the state they’re from, that’spretty impressive,’ said Mississippi Gov. Bryant, ‘and we’re humbledthat it’s our state.’ In lieu of flowers a gift can be made to the B.B.King Museum,

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