Dr. Maya Angelou’s family has arranged a private memorial service in Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel on Saturday, June 7 at 10 a.m.
Due to limited seating capacity, the family has decided to have a closed service for family and friends only. Wake Forest University will livestream the service for the public at go.wfu.edu/angeloumemorial.
The family will be planning additional celebrations of her life in other cities across the country. Her son, Guy B. Johnson, will release information about these destinations at a later date.
Every invited guest and media vehicle must display a designated parking pass to enter campus on Saturday, June 7. Additional details about suggested arrival times and parking procedures will be provided to invited guests and credentialed media.
Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff will also receive information about access to campus on Saturday.
Members of the Winston-Salem community should be advised of anticipated heavy traffic along University Parkway, Reynolda Road and in the surrounding area on Saturday morning.
Media seeking credentials to attend the service must complete an online request form on the “Memorial Service” tab at mayaangelou.wfu.edu. No alternate arrangements will be made and requests do not guarantee access.
The number of media permitted to attend may be limited due to space availability.
Additional information about parking, pick-up for credentials and site checks for media will be forthcoming.
Media will also be able to embed this livestream link into their own webpages, if desired. Please visit the “Memorial Service” tab at mayaangelou.wfu.edu.
The family would like the public to know that, in lieu of bringing flowers or other memorials to campus, donations may be made to Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Facts about Wait Chapel
Facts about Dr. Maya Angelou’s relationship with Wake Forest University
About Wake Forest University
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