Jesse Hill Jr.'s Funeral will take place on Friday Morning at Big Bethel A.M.E.
Family, friends, and supporters will have a chance to say their final farewell to Jesse Hill Jr. on Friday, December 21st.
Jesse Hill Jr. passed away Monday, December 17th, which started a ground swell of love and support to be showered on he and his family. That love and support culminates on Friday as Mr. Hill will attend his final "Going Home" service at his beloved Big Bethel A.M.E. Church.
Jesse Hill's service is on December 21st, beginning at 11am at the Big Bethel AME church located on Auburn Avenue seconds from his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King's church.
Throughout the day of his passing people shared their thoughts of the man, and remembered him to be a "mover and shaker" and part of the political and business elite of Atlanta. In 1978 Jesse Hill became the first African-American president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He is also known as a key person in desegregating Atlanta Public Schools.
His friend and confidant, Congressman John Lewis also wrote a letter after his passing.