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B.B. King Friends And Family Farewell A Blues Legend

by Paul Cashmere on May 24, 2015

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Blues legend B.B. King has been farewelled by family and friend at a memorial service in Las Vegas.

10 of King’s 35 grandchildren and eight of his 11 surviving children attended the service in Las Vegas.

King’s daughter Landra Williams spoke at the service saying, “”To everyone else, he was a legend but for us, he was love,” she addressed the crowd. She said that he called every female in his family “pretty girl”.

Richie Sambora and Carlos Santana attended the Las Vegas service. “Buddy Guy and B.B. let me into the blues,” Sambora told the Associated Press. “That’s why I’m here. He made me family.”

The body of B.B. King will be now taken Memphis for a funeral procession and then to his birthplace Indianola for burial.

Further details are:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Funeral procession-Memphis
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Procession on Beale Street to Handy Park for a tribute.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Viewing
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
B.B. King Museum
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751

Saturday, May 30, 2015
Funeral services-Indianola
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Officiating: Rev. Herron Wilson, Rev. Otis Anthony and Rev. Melvin Matthews
Bell Grove M.B. Church
1301 B B King Rd
Indianola, MS 38751

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers a gift can be made to the B.B. King Museum
www.bbkingmuseum.org/donate

According to a family statement at bbking.com, B.B. was fond of saying that education is something no one can take away from you, and there is a vast population of under-served children in our area who need the message of hope. We take that to heart and have many programs in place, but we need ongoing support to keep those viable and continue to add engaging and inspirational messages. Your donation can help us with resources to reach as many young people as possible. The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a 501©(3) non-profit organization, so your contributions are tax-deductible”.

Flowers may be sent to:
B.B. King Museum
400 Second Street
Indianola, MS 38751

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