05.22.2020

Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater, remembered for 'incredible kindness'

Little Richard laid to rest at Alabama alma mater, remembered for 'incredible kindness' Photo by Tom Briglia / Film Magic

Little Richard was remembered not just as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer but a man of generosity and faith at a memorial service at his alma mater where he was laid to rest Wednesday.

Mourners gathered at Oakwood University to pay their respects, many wearing face masks and standing a few feet apart at the outdoor service at the school’s cemetery.

“What I really remember about Richard was not his stage performances, which were certainly formidable, but what I remember most about Brother Richard, not Little Richard, but Brother Richard, was his incredible kindness and his generosity to people,” said university President Leslie Pollard, who knew Little Richard personally.

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