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Ray's Memorial
 
   
 

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FUNERAL PROGRAM

Processional

Invocation: Reverend Leonard Jackson

Scriptures: Old Testament, Psalms 23 read by Reverend Robert Robinson, Sr., Greater Faith Ministries; New Testament, I Corinthians 15:51-58, read by Reverend Jesse Jackson

Musical Selection: The Lord's Prayer, Ms. Susaye Greene

Musical Selection: The Crenshaw High School Elite Choir

Acknowledgements: Ms. Cicely Tyson

Musical Selection: Mr. Billy Preston

Remarks: The Honorable Julian Bond, Vice Chairman NAACP

Musical Selection: Mr. Glen Campbell

Remarks: Mr. Joe Adams on behalf of Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones and President William Jefferson Clinton

A Fond Farewell: Mr. Clint Eastwood

Musical Selection: Mr. Willie Nelson

Resolutions: Reverend Joyce Randall

Musical Selection: Mr. Stevie Wonder

Obituary: Read Silently over Ray Charles version of "America"

Musical Selection:Mr. B.B. King

Words of Comfort: Reverend Cecil L. Murray

Musical Selection:Wynton Marsalis

Parting View

Recessional: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (duet recently recorded by Ray Charles and Johnny Mathis)

Pallbearers: James Austin, John Burk, Tony Gumina, William Lippert, Charles Mays, Billy Osborne, Damian Ross, Raymond Shivers

Honorary Pallbearers: Joe Adams, Lt. Fred Booker, Chief William J. Bratton, Ahmet Ertegun, Don Fischel, Carl Foster, Peter Funsten, Nate Holden, Quincy Jones, Peter Montgomery, Robert Pineda, Jack Revel

Master of Ceremonies: Joe Adams