Floyd Mayweather Will Cover George Floyd Funeral Expenses

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According to Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotion, Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd‘s funeral expenses.

46-year-old George Floyd was murder by police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds while saying “I can’t breathe” numerous times. The arrest was captured and posted on social media platforms for millions of people to watch around the world.

So far Chauvin has been fired by the department and charged in the death. Protestors gather around the world demanding justice.

A funeral will be held in Houston on June 9th for Floyd. Ellerbe confirmed Mayweather has been in contact with the family, and they have accepted his offer.

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Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center is releasing the official statement on behalf of the family of George Floyd regarding the memorial and official celebration of his life. Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was raised in Houston’s Third Ward, was killed during an encounter with Minneapolis police officers. Findings of an autopsy supported by his family revealed he died from asphyxiation due to neck and back compression after an officer held his knee on his neck for several minutes. Information on the official services below: On Monday, June 8, there will be a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise Church located at 13950 Houston, TX 77085 from 12 p.m – 6 p.m. Due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is a major focus and those that attend either service are requested to wear masks and gloves for the safety for all. The family has selected the Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center after working with the funeral home on multiple occasions. “We want to make sure the family is taken care of and the services are done properly for Mr. Floyd,” Bobby Swearington, FBMPC’s Owner & CEO, said. Former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather has confirmed to handle all expenses for the funeral services. Other notable guests who have shown solidarity and support of justice for Floyd’s unjust death are expected to be in attendance for the official private memorial services. Floyd left Houston several years ago for a better life in Minnesota. He played football and attended Jack Yates High School. People across the country have been protesting in support of justice for Floyd. Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is also known for representing Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice’s family, will represent Floyd’s family. He, as well as Floyd’s family, has asked those who are participating in the protests to do so peacefully. If you’d like to send flowers, arrangements, etc. to the family, please send them directly to Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center at 15006 Hwy 6, Rosharon, TX 77583. #GeorgeFloyd #JusticeForFloyd

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“Floyd has done these kinds of things over the last 20 years,” Ellerbe explains. He also says Floyd does not want him to discuss what he is doing.