• Ed Gaines

Little Richard Laid to Rest in Huntsville Alabama

Little Richard's family, friends and former band members gathered yesterday, for his low-key and private graveside funeral. 


Little Richard was buried at the Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.


His niece, opera singer Brandi Sutton, sang during the service. Dr. Carlton P. Byrd delivered a eulogy and Richard's family spokesman David Person gave some closing remarks before he was laid to rest.


Little Richard died earlier this month at his Tennessee home, surrounded by his brother, sister and son. His bass guitarist, Charles Glenn, told us Richard had been sick for a couple months before he passed. He was 87.



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