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OFFICIAL SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Please visit: The outpouring of love and condolences continues to be overwhelming, but incredibly therapeutic and appreciated. No degree of planning prepares one for this. My father, Mr. Dick Gregory's memorial services will be very much so public and reflective of the way he lived his life. This will be an absolute celebration of a life never compromised, befitting of this legend. He was a man of the people and the people are invited to his service(s). My father loved Washington, DC and the DC metropolitan area is where we will call folks to gather and pay forward the love as we celebrate his life. Alongside our partners, we have been meticulously planning, grieving and laughing simultaneously. We are thankful for the incredible support from Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser's office, Prince George's County, Maryland Executive Rushern Baker's office and City of Praise Family Ministries, to name a few. Everyone's eagerness to plan and facilitate has truly been heartwarming. Saturday, September 16th Please join the Gregory Family at City of Praise Family Ministries. (10,000 seat (free) ticketed event) 3pm Doors open 4pm Funeral/Memorial Service City of Praise Family Ministries 8501 Jericho City Dr, Landover, MD 20785 On behalf of my mother, Lillian, and my siblings Michele, Lynne, Satori (Pamela), Paula, Zenobia (Stephanie), Gregory, Miss, Ayanna, Yohance and the entire Gregory family, we say thank you, thank you, thank you. We look forward to you joining our family in our beloved city, Washington DC. Most appreciatively, Christian Gregory Please visit for details on ticket distribution.

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Many media outlets have announced a series of memorial celebrations that are scheduled for the late great Dick Gregory.  Well according, to his son, Christian Gregory, services will take place Sat., September 16th at the City of Praise Family Ministries (see the flyer).

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The Gregory family thanks everyone for the outpouring of love and support.  The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, please consider purchasing copies of Dick Gregory’s newest book “Defining Moments in Black History”  for your family or friends to keep the words and passions of Dick Gregory front and center. Or, consider a tax-deductible donation to the Dick Gregory foundation.

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