June 10, 2020
George Floyd has been laid to rest beside his mother following weeks of public outrage against his death.
George Floyd was buried amidst tears and sweet words during his funeral, which was live-streamed by several media outlets, including NBC.
The casket bearing the remains of George Floyd is brought into the chapel for his funeral service at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston, Texas | Photo: Getty Images
According to People, guests flooded the 2,000-seat Fountain of Praise church for the two-hour funeral - even though the church was limited to a 500 guest list as a precaution during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
During the emotionally-charged event, Jeremy Collins asked people not to let George's death be a waste as it was a "wake up call" for everybody.
BBC News noted that after the church service, his coffin was taken to the Houston Memorial Gardens, where he was buried alongside his mother - a woman he had called out to just before he died.
The procession to his final resting place was filled with people who have been thrown into despair since he died after a policeman held a knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes.
The same people had previously gathered at the Cape Fear Conference B Church in North Carolina, where he was born, to pay their respects during a public viewing.
ET Online reported that the late 46-year-old's family also held a private viewing that saw one of his uncles, Isaac Floyd, singing "I Won't Complain."
A woman carries a poster of George Floyd after his funeral procession to Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery for burial on June 9, 2020 in Pearland, Texas | Photo: Getty Images
During the emotionally-charged event, Jeremy Collins asked people not to let George's death be a waste as it was a "wake up call" for everybody who had seen what happened to the late Minneapolis man. Jimmy, who is a spokesman for the governor of North Carolina, stated that:
"We keep talking, we keep talking, we keep talking until it happens again. ... Enough of talking. Don't let the life of George Floyd be in vain."
Mourners react during the funeral of George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston, Texas | Photo: Getty Images
As at the end of May, People pointed out that the GoFundMe campaign, which was set up to support his family, has received more than $1.156 million from over 50,000 donations.