Public Memorial Service Planned for DC’s Mayor-For-Life, Marion Barry, Jr.

Mourners of the late Marion Barry, Jr., DC’s four-term mayor who passed away on Sunday, can pay their respects next Saturday, Dec. 6, during a public memorial service at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.marionbarry

According to The Washington Post,there will be a series of memorial events next week for Barry leading up to the Saturday service.

The late former mayor and council member will lie in repose at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, Dec. 4. On Friday, there will be a prayer service at Temple of Praise church, then the events will conclude on Saturday with the memorial service which is expected to be attended by thousands.


The city is expected to hold a press conference this afternoon with more details. Stay tuned.