Three days of services have been planned for former mayor and D.C. Council member Marion Barry, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 78.
Starting on Dec. 4, Barry’s body will lie in repose in the Wilson Building for 24 hours. The building will remain open to the public for the full period his body lies in repose.
On Dec. 5, his body will be transported from the Wilson Building to the Temple of Praise on Southern Avenue SE for a musical and video tribute and community memorial service. The processional from the Wilson Building to the Temple of Praise will travel through the city’s eight wards.
On Dec. 6, a public memorial service will be held at the Washington Convention Center. A private burial will follow.
Two books of condolence will be available in the lobby of the Wilson Building through 5:30 today and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28.