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Public invited to memorial service to honor Maya Angelou

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Union Baptist Church hosts a Community Prayer Service and breakfast to celebrate the inauguration of new Wake Forest president Nathan O. Hatch on Tuesday, October 18, 2005. Dr. Maya Angelou, Reynolds Professor of American Studies, gives the keynote address during the service.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem will hold a memorial service to honor Maya Angelou on Thursday night.

The service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at 950 File Street.

The service is open to the public.

It remains unclear if the funeral will be open to the public.

Angelou was a member of the church for over 30 years.


  • Terry Speaks

    To Cherokeebydesign Ms. Angelou was not “a whore” as you stated. She was “raped” at a early age. Please get your facts right. It was an honor for Winston-Salem and Wake Forest University to live here and teach here. She was a Inspiration and a light to this world. Rest In Peace

  • brandon thomas

    st.augustine said,”the key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering.”mya,you will be remembered.

  • Willett Skinner

    The “drama” that happens when there is a death in the “human family”. It is apparent that anyone that can find in their spirit anything to say to diminish the memory of Ms Maya Angelou is hurting and unconsciously wants to inflict pain. For those – we pray for them. To the memory of Ms. Angelou, her purpose in life was to help heal the broken promises, broken hearts and broken trust for what was done TO her at the age of 7 years old. She taught us how to forgive – first you have to love. She “learned”, so she “taught”. She has been “Resting in Peace” for decades because of her unyielding spirit. She has now a body that is resting as her spirit soars.

  • Sally Harley

    I loved maya Angelou and everything she stood for, she was an inspiration to me as a child, and even today im sadden for the loss of such a great, great woman ,she helped heal wounds, around the world.

  • Marylee Lewis

    I met Dr. Maya Angelou while traveling to Newark NJ Penn station, she was so gracious she signed my daughter’s
    book of poems that she just published her first book. I was thrilled to meet her and my daughter Tyrene was
    happy I had Maya to sign her 1st book of poems this was the summer of 1991. Later Tyrene had a chance to meet her
    at Tuskegee University during her Sophmore year and took pictures with her. We Love you, will miss you, you will
    be with us always in spirit. What a mighty woman, God Bless You and give you peace forever.

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