*Soul singer Betty Wright was buried on Saturday (05-23-20) in Miami following a homegoing a service attended by her friends, family, and fellow singers/songwriters who wore face masks because of the coronavirus.
Many guests gave their own eulogies to the late R&B legend, showcasing the close relationships she had with everyone from family to musical mentors and mentees.
“God, our Father, we thank you. We thank you for the life of this great woman,” Rev. Mark Cooper said from the lectern.
2 Live Crew’s Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell said: “Me and her always, we were friends until the end.”
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It was a funeral fit for a superstar to celebrate a life so rich in talent and humanity honored in the town where she was born.
In the age of coronavirus, everyone wore masks, pallbearers wore black masks emblazoned with a picture of Wright and the words The Life of a Legend. Hymns were sung, there was much music, and proclamations, one read bestowed upon Wright from Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.
Wright, who was born and raided Born in Miami’s Liberty City, died on May 10 at the age of 66 after a battle with cancer.
WATCH a replay of the Betty Wright funeral services: