Family and friends of George Floyd gathered in his hometown of Houston, Texas, on Tuesday to pay their last respects to the 46-year-old at his final funeral service which is took place at the Fountain of Praise church. Rev. Al Sharpton led the family of George Floyd into the sanctuary, as several police officers from Texas Southern University stood guard at the entrance, wearing face masks printed with Floyd's dying words. ("I can't breathe")
Among the guests at the funeral service are Sylvester Turner, Houston’s mayor, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, Houston Texans player J.J. Watt, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Channing Tatum , and Floyd Mayweather, the boxer, who covered the family’s funeral costs.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced at the funeral for George Floyd that he will sign an executive order that bans chokeholds in the city. "In this city, you have to give a warning before you shoot," Turner said. "In this city, you have a duty to intervene." Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee who also spoke at the funeral service said: "I want to acknowledge those young marchers in the streets. Many of them could not be in this place. They are black and brown, they are Asian. They are white. They are protesting and marching. And I'm saying as a momma, 'I hear your cry.' That is what George Floyd wanted us to know."