Memorial Service


The public is invited to tune in on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10 a.m. to watch live video of the private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou.

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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.

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.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

Access to campus on June 7

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 with vehicles will also receive information about access to campus that morning.

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