Floyd Mayweather will ‘definitely’ pay for George Floyd’s funeral. Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather will personally cover all funeral costs for George Floyd, the Black man whose death has ignited protests against police brutality across the United States. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. George Floyd's funeral service is being held at The Fountain of Praise Church, 13950 Hillcroft Ave in Houston. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. I want them to reform the process to achieve justice, and stop the killing.”. Thousands of mourners paid their respects to him on Monday, filing past his open coffin. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. Family and close friends are paying their respects to George Floyd two weeks after he was killed while being arrested. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. "The other half will include national dignitaries and notable luminaries, including presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden," the broadcaster adds. Retired boxing champ Floyd Mayweather generously offered to cover the funeral expenses, and the family accepted. Mayweather spoke directly to Floyd’s family and promised to take care of everything for the funeral and memorial service on June 9 in Houston, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. Mia K. Wright, the co-pastor of The Fountain of Praise church, told CNN last night: "We celebrate a life that had its ups and downs as many lives do but also a life that was connected to God and one that all people around the world have now connected to because of the tragedy and the trauma by which he passed. 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Unarmed and handcuffed, he lay face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning for help before falling silent, footage filmed by a bystander showed. 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