Memorial Service for Ruby Dee to be in September
Ruby Dee’s family, friends and fans will pay tribute to the legendary actress at a memorial service at Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York on September 20. The memorial service will be held to commemorate the notable person in the U.S. civil rights movement, who died on June 11 at age 91.
The event, which will be opened to the public, will include songs, tributes and reflections from Ruby’s family and friends.
Terrie Williams, a spokeperson for the family, said, “Ruby was a extraordinary life force. People were very connected to her and to Ozzie.” The “Politics of Love” actress had successfully used her art, activism and visibility to make a difference. Terrie added, “Those are the key reasons she is being celebrated.”