The memorial service for slain 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes is slated to begin Tuesday morning with a viewing and then words from local officials, including Mayor Sylvester Turner.
The venue for the funeral was changed from the Green House International Church over the weekend to the larger Community of Faith Church at 1024 Pinemont Dr. in Acres Homes.
A viewing begins at 10 a.m., while the memorial service will start at noon. The church can hold up to 2,000 people. The service is open to the public.
Speakers will include faith leaders Pastor Eddie Deckard, of the Green Houston church, Bishop E.L. Usher, of Greater Grace Outreach Church; as well as U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Constable Alan Rosen and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, whose investigators took the lead in finding Jazmine’s killer.
Bishop James Dixon, who presides over the Community of Faith Church, spoke at a news conference Sunday when Gonzalez detailed the steps in finding one of the suspects involved with the Dec. 30 drive-by shooting.
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