Rock and roll icon Little Richard will be buried in Huntsville

Rock and roll icon Little Richard will be buried in Huntsville
Musician Little Richard is shown, Jan., 1992. (Source: AP Photo)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Rock and roll legend Little Richard will be buried in Huntsville on Wednesday.

You may know him best for his piano-pounding hits like “Tutti Frutti” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.”

What you may not know is that Little Richard attended Oakwood University to study to become a minister.

His love for music won, and he inspired a generation of other artists.

Little Richard, born Richard Penniman, died last week in Tennessee.

He will be buried at Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, told the Associated Press the private funeral will be held Wednesday and will not be open to the public.

Oakwood has set up a place for the public to come and pay it’s respects as the funeral procession happens. They ask people to park at the business and technology center at Wynn Drive and Adventist Boulevard. You can also set up at the Oakwood farmer’s market across the road from the main campus entrance at Adventist and Sparkman.

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