Grammy Award winning gospel singer CeCe Winans is set to perform at the state recognized funeral the government of Bahamas has accorded renowned evangelical pastor and motivational speaker Myles Munroe and his wife, Ruth, who were killed in a tragic jet crash along with seven others in the Bahamas on Nov. 9.
Kevin Harris, spokesperson for The Bahamas Faith Ministries founded by Munroe, confirmed with The Christian Post Monday that Winans will perform at the state recognized funeral to be held for the couple at the Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center on Carmichael Road in the Bahamas on Thursday, Dec. 4. Continue after the cut.
Harris explained that the funeral received recognition from the Bahamian government due to Munroe's exemplary contribution to the island nation.
According to the Government of The Bahamas, a state recognized funeral is a government supported funeral accorded to members of parliament, inclusive of the upper chamber (the Senate), serving permanent secretaries and other high ranking public officials or civilians.
The support from the government will come in the form of a live broadcast via radio as well as the attendance of state representatives. The funeral will be open to the public.
Harris explained that Thursday's funeral will be preceded by a daylong schedule of activities on Wednesday, Dec. 3, when the bodies of Munroe and his wife will lie in repose at Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From 10 a.m. to noon members of the Munroe family and senior government officials will pay their respects in a private ceremony while the general public will be allowed to sign a book of condolence from noon until 5 p.m.
A national memorial will start one hour later at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium Oaks Field Sporting Complex in Nassau, Bahamas and will continue until 11 p.m.