Louisiana services for rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis


Relatives of legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis announce details of memorial services this weekend in his hometown of Ferriday, Louisiana

FERRIDAY, Louisiana — The family of legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has announced details of memorial services planned for this weekend for his birthplace, Ferriday, Louisiana.

Lewis, known for hits such as “Great Balls of Fire” and more, died Friday at age 87.

The funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. central time Saturday at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday, family members said. There will be very limited public availability, but the ceremony will be streamed live, with details to be announced later on Lewis’ Facebook page. A private burial will follow.

A celebration of life is also scheduled for 1 p.m. that day at the Arcade Theater in Ferriday, representatives for Lewis said.

Lewis was the last survivor of a generation of artists who rewrote music history, a group that included Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard.

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