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Tyre Nichols remembered in Memphis celebration of life service | Full coverage

The schedule for the services is extensive and features several speakers, readings and musical selections.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tyre Nichols was remembered Wednesday afternoon with funeral services for the 29-year-old father, whose police beating death has sparked a national outcry and renewed calls for foundational changes in American policing practices.

The services brought attention from around the country and world, with figures including Vice President Kamala Harris and Rev. Al Sharpton among those who spoke. 

 Here are links to some of the significant moments from the services:

You can rewatch the stream of the services below

Below, find the program's full layout for the services, and see the bottom of the article for the program itself:

Tyre Nichols funeral program, schedule for services

Rev. Dr. J. Lawrence Turner will serve as senior pastor and officiant. Rev. Al Sharpton, the president of National Action Network, will serve as eulogist.

  • Procession: Rev. Al Sharpton, clergy & family
  • Musical selection: Celebration choir
  • Old Testament reading: Rev. Dr. Marvin Mercer, of Mt. Olive M.B. Church
  • New Testament reading: Rev. Dr. Keith Norman, of First Baptist Church, Broad
  • Prayer of comfort: Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols, of Freedom's Chapel Christian Church
  • Musical selection: Celebration choir
  • Reading of obituary and photo montage
  • Introduction of the eulogist: Rev. Dr. J. Lawrence Turner
  • Musical selection: Celebration choir
  • The eulogy: Rev. Al Sharpton
  • Call for justice: Attorney Benjamin Crump
  • Reflections: The family of Tyre Nichols
  • Words of comfort (two minutes each): Rev. Rodney Woodley; Rev. Dr. Earle Fisher, of Abyssinian Baptist Church; Bishop Marvin Thomas, of 1st Episcopal District, CME; Bishop Brandon Porter, Secretary of General Board, COGIC
  • Acknowledgment of special guest and elected officials
  • Benedict: Rev. Deves Toon, national field director of National Action Network
  • Recessional

Full Tyre Nichols funeral program


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