First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at Maya Angelou’s memorial service on Saturday

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Maya Angelou’s memorial service at Wake Forest University on Saturday.

Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC confirmed the news on Thursday afternoon.

FOX8 will carry the memorial service live on FOX8 and MyFOX8.com/live. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday and is expected to last at least two hours.

The service will be closed to the public.

The award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist died last week in her Winston-Salem home. She was 86. She had been reportedly battling health problems.

Angelou’s family will be planning additional celebrations of her life in other cities across the country, according to Wake Forest.