After a weekend of tributes to Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer will be laid to rest on Wednesday.
Atlanta funeral home Carl M Williams Funeral Directors, Inc. announced on Sunday in its obiturary that a funeral service will be held for the man nicknamed “Hammerin’ Hank” on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be private.
The funeral home said that the services will be streamed live for anyone who wants to pay their respects around the world.
Aaron will be entombed at Southview Cemetery on Jonesboro Road.
The Atlanta Braves, Aaron’s longtime team, said he died in his sleep at the age of 86. No cause was given. After his death, Aaron was praised from all segments of society — including the current and former presidents — for his Hall of Fame career and providing inspiration to Black Americans by overcoming intense racism in his pursuit of baseball’s home run record.
Just 2 1/2 weeks before his death Friday at age 86, Aaron joined civil rights icons to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. He wanted to spread the word to the Black community that the shots were safe in the midst of a devastating pandemic.