Private Ceremony Held For Prince At Jehovah’s Witness Temple

Written by Sam Murphy on 17th May, 2016

Private Ceremony Held For Prince At Jehovah’s Witness Temple

Prince has been remembered at a private ceremony at a Jehovah’s Witness temple in the suburb of Minnetonka outside Minneapolis.

As reported by The Star Tribune, friends of the singer gathered for a 45 minute service including Shelia E and comedian Sinbad. None of his music was played at the service but his words were printed on the program.

“If I were to ever write down my life story, I could truly say with all the fame and glory, I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter’s hand,” read the back of the program, a quote taken from Prince’s 2006 track Beautiful, Loved and Blessed.

The service comes nearly a month after Prince’s death on 21st April. It was attended by Larry Graham, bass player of Sly and the Family Stone who originally drew Prince to become a Jehovah’s Witness in the early 2000s.

The service was closed to reporters and members of the general public but Prince’s family is planning a public memorial.

“The proposed plan is to have our memorial/funeral/tribute in August,” his sister Tyka Nelson wrote on Facebook.

Watch: Prince – Cream


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