George Floyd funeral photos: Family, notable figures gather together to say goodbye

Family, friends and notable figures gathered in Houston on Tuesday, June 9 to pay their respects to George Floyd. On May 25, Floyd, an unarmed black man, died after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for an extended period of time.

On Monday, June 8, members of the public gathered to pay their respects to Floyd at a memorial. Last week, a memorial event in Minneapolis brought together members of Floyd’s family as well as notable civil rights leaders including Rev. Al Sharpton.


Floyd’s death has sparked a surge of protests against police brutality in major cities across the U.S. and world, as well as renewed conversation on the need of police reform. The protests have ranged from peaceful to violent, with governors and state leaders requesting assistance from the National Guard in some instances.

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Here are images from Floyd’s funeral on Tuesday, June 9: 

Harolyn Minix prays before a memorial to George Floyd set up outside the Fountain of Praise church where his funeral was to take place on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The hearse carrying the casket bearing the remains of George Floyd arrives at the Fountain of Praise church for his funeral on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Pallbearers bring the casket into the church for the funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton stands with family and friends of George Floyd before leading them into the Fountain of Praise church for his funeral on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The casket bearing the remains of George Floyd is brought into the chapel for his funeral service at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

The casket bearing the remains of George Floyd is placed in the chapel during his funeral service at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

J.J. Watt of the NFL Houston Texans pauses at the casket bearing the remains of George Floyd in the chapel during his funeral service at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston(Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Actor Channing Tatum sits with actor Jamie Foxx during the funeral of George Floyd on June 9, 2020, at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston. (Photo by DAVID J. PHILLIP/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Philonise Floyd pauses at the casket bearing the remains of his brother George Floyd in the chapel during his funeral service at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Family members react as they view the casket of George Floyd during the private funeral held at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

A singer performs at the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston.(Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

The Rev. Dr. Mary White prays during the private funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

Mourners raise their hands in worship during the private funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

Philonise Floyd (C) and his brother Rodney Floyd (L) attend the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-. Pool/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks via video link at the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Family and friends attend the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Brooke Williams, niece of George Floyd, speaks with the rest of the family, during the funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise Church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

Family and friends attend the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Rodney Floyd speaks at the funeral service for his brother George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 09: Ne-Yo sings at the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 09: Philonise Floyd speaks during the funeral for his brother, George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

Family and friends attend the funeral service for George Floyd in the chapel at the Fountain of Praise church June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Michael Tolds sings "My Soul's Been Anchored" during the private funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during the private funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church on June 9, 2020 in Houston.(Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

Mourners listen to the Rev. Al Sharpton give a eulogy during the private funeral for George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise Church on June 9, 2020 in Houston. (Photo by Godofredo A. Vásquez - Pool/Getty Images)

While the service was private, at least 50 people gathered outside the Fountain of Praise church to pay their respects. Some held signs with messages including "Black Lives Matter” and “Together because of George Floyd.”

Several police officers from Texas Southern University stood guard at the sanctuary entrance, wearing face masks printed with Floyd's dying words. The historically black school is next to the Houston housing project where Floyd grew up.

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The mourners inside the church included Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee and Al Green, both Democrats from the Houston area, and the city's police chief, Art Acevedo.

Dozens of Floyd's family members, most dressed in white, were led into the sanctuary by the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist. They were joined by rapper Trae tha Truth, who helped organize a march last week in Houston attended by 60,000 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.