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Ossie Davis Public Visitation and Funeral Service Scheduled

By New York City
Actor and humanitarian Ossie Davis, who died last week at age 87, will be honored on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 with a public visitation and funeral service.

The visitation will be held at Abyssinian Baptist Church, located at 132 West 138th Street in Manhattan, on Friday from 5pm to 10pm, and the funeral will be held on Saturday at 12pm at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive). The presiding minsters will be Reverend James Forbes, pastor of Riverside Church, and Reverend Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, where Davis was a member.

In lieu of flowers, Davis's family requests that donations be made to Oxfam America, Sudan Crisis Relief Fun, P.O. Box 1211, Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211; EXCEL Institute, 2266 25th Place, NE, Washington, D.C. 20018, attn. George Starke; WBAI Pacifica Radio, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, attn. Mr. Bernard White; or Today's Students/Tomorrow's Teachers, 3 West Main Street, 2nd Floor, Elmsford NY 10523, Dr. Betty Perkins. To access TheaterMania's obituary on Davis, click here.


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