King’s funeral set for church where daughter is pastor

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card ATLANTA – Coretta Scott King’s funeral will be held Tuesday at the suburban Baptist church where the Kings’ youngest child, Bernice, is a minister, according to the funeral director assisting the family with arrangements. Willie A. Watkins, director of the Willie Watkins Funeral Home in Atlanta, said Thursday that the funeral is planned for noon at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, a church with the capacity to hold about 10,000 people. The church’s leader, Bishop Eddie Long, had volunteered his private plane to escort King’s children as they brought their mother’s body back to Atlanta on Wednesday. The 78-year-old widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. died Tuesday in Rosarito, Mexico, where she was seeking treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. She suffered a heart attack and stroke in August. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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