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Approximately 5,000 people ventured to the Fountain Of Praise church in Houston on Monday (June 8) to pay their respects to George Floyd before a private funeral scheduled for Tuesday.

Dignitaries in attendance included Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Shelia Jackson-Lee, Rev. Al Sharpton, attorney Ben Crump as well as family members of other victims of police brutality such as Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery and Botham Jean.

Former Vice President and current Democratic front runner Joe Biden along with his wife Jill met with the Floyd family on Tuesday. Biden will not attend Tuesday’s funeral.

A candlelight vigil was held at Jack Yates High School, Floyd’s alma mater. Multiple city halls across the country were lit up Crimson & Gold to honor Floyd.

Mourners came from all over the country t honor Floyd, whose death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department sparked global protests in regards to police brutality, racism and more. See more images from the memorial below. We will have full coverage of the funeral beginning at 11 AM CST.

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1. George Floyd Memorial Flyer

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Flyer for George Floyd’s memorial service in Houston, Texas on Monday, June 8, 2020. george floyd,george floyd houston memorial

2. Mourner Near Portrait

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3. Line Near Fountain Of Praise

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4. People Waiting Outside Fountain Of Praise

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5. Al Sharpton Holds Press Conference Outside Fountain Of Praise

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6. People Signing Guest Books

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7. People Outside Fountain Of Praise

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8. Art Acevedo Prays With A Woman

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9. Mourners At The Casket

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10. Mourners Viewing George Floyd’s Body

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11. Pray For America Mask

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12. Mourners Pass By The Casket

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13. Mourners Passing By George Floyd’s Casket

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14. People Holding Black Lives Matter Signs

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15. People Posing Outside Fountain Of Praise

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16. Philonise Floyd Speaks

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17. Mourners Pass By George Floyd’s Casket

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18. Mourners Wearing George Floyd T-Shirts In His Honor

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19. Woman & Daughter Wait To VIew Casket

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People queue at the Fountain of Praise church where services will be held for George Floyd on June 8, 2020 in Houston Texas. – George Floyd, the 46-year-old African American whose killing by a white police officer transformed him into a global icon of the struggle against racism and police brutality, will be laid to rest on June 9 in Houston, the city where he grew up. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images) photography,people,horizontal,usa,law,resting,city,texas,houston – texas,waiting in line,gulf coast states,occupation,social issues,police force,violence,struggle,racism,global,killing,george floyd

20. Rev. Al Sharpton & Benjamin Crump

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21. Rev. Al Sharpton

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22. Pallbearers Moving George Floyd’s Casket

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23. George Floyd’s Casket

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24. Philonise Floyd

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25. Back Of George Floyd Memorial Flyer

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Flyer for George Floyd’s memorial service in Houston, Texas on Monday, June 8, 2020. george floyd,george floyd houston memorial

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