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King Family To Host Celebration of Life Memorial Honoring the Legacy of Naomi King

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ATLANTA, March 14, 2024 /BPALiveWire/ – Members of the King family announce a service to celebrate the life of matriarch Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King, who passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 92. The Celebration of Life service will take place on Saturday, March 16th at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and will honor her memory.

Mrs. King was a civil rights activist and wife of Rev. Alfred Daniel (A.D.) Williams King, a Baptist minister and the younger brother of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

She will be remembered as a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a beacon of light to those in the churches and communities she served. She was a woman of quiet dignity, overcoming strength, and steadfast support to her husband, family, and circles of influence within and beyond Atlanta.

Media are invited to attend, and there will be a media availability with members of the King family following the service. Given space constraints, please RSVP by emailing:

What: Celebration of Life Service for Naomi King

When: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Where: Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church

450 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30312

Details: Program will include reflections from family members and friends, special musical tributes, and clips from the documentary about Mrs. King, The Butterfly Queen: From Tragedy to Peace. Butterflies will be released in front of the King Center following the service.

The Celebration of Life Service will give friends, family and the wider community a chance to commemorate the life and legacy of this inspiring, influential woman, and thank God for the blessing of our beloved Naomi King.

In addition to the public-facing Celebration of Life, the family will host a memorial service on Friday night. Both gatherings will be live-streamed and can be accessed on the funeral home webpage:

About The A.D. King Foundation

The A.D. King Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting Rev. A.D. Williams King’s enormous contributions to the civil rights movement. The Foundation’s mission is to equip youth as leaders in their communities, advance non-violent social change strategies, and educate the public about the history of the civil rights movement. The objectives are to “expose, enlighten, and empower” individuals with the goal of building a beloved community with justice and entrepreneurship as the center core.



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