Details Released Concerning Jerry Lee Lewis’ Funeral Services

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Jerry Lee Lewis passed away on October 28 at the age of 87. His death came just 12 days after her was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Lewis was unable to attend the CMHOF induction ceremony due to his poor health. His friend and fellow CMHOF member Kris Kristofferson accepted the medallion on his behalf and later brought it to him in Memphis.

Thank you all for your support and love and for electing me into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and most of all, thanks to God for allowing me to experience this honor while I am still here,” Lewis wrote in an acceptance note that was shared on social media. The note was posted alongside a photo of Kristofferson presenting Lewis’ medallion to him.

Details concerning Lewis’ funeral services were recently released. A press release states:

Jerry Lee Lewis’ family has announced the details of the iconic musician’s public memorial services this weekend in Hernando, Mississippi and his birthplace, Ferriday, Louisiana. The officiate for the funeral service on Saturday will be Lewis’ cousin, Reverend Jimmy Swaggart along with Ferriday’s Clyde Ray Webber. There will be a live stream option for those not able to travel which will be announced soon via Lewis’ Facebook page.”

There are four services, and the information about them is as follows:

  • Visitation – Public Welcome, Limited Availability
    Hernando, Miss. – Thursday, Nov. 3 | 5 – 8 PM
    Hernando Funeral Home
    2285 Hwy 51 South, Hernando, MS 38632
  • Visitation – Public Welcome, Limited Availability
    Young’s Funeral Home – Saturday, Nov. 5 | 10 – 11 AM
    2207, 609 EE Wallace Blvd., Ferriday, LA 71334
  • Funeral Service – Public Welcome, Very Limited Availability
    Livestream Available (Details to follow via Facebook)
    Young’s Funeral Home – Saturday, Nov. 5 | 11 AM CT
    2207, 609 EE Wallace Blvd., Ferriday, LA 71334
    Private Burial Following Service
  • Celebration of Life
    Saturday, Nov. 5 | Following the Service
    The Arcade Theater
    218 Louisiana Ave, Ferriday, LA 71334

You can also find information about the services on a image shared to Lewis’ official social media pages. That photo’s caption reads, “All services open to the public with limited capacity. Jerry Lee Lewis loved his fans and we want them to be able to celebrate his life with us.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lewis’ family during this difficult time. Remember Lewis’ life and legacy by watching the below video the CMHOF put together to honor his induction.