Sometimes some important timeless words get spoke at the right time and place. The Rev. Herron Wilson
has this to say at the Funeral…
“Hands that once picked cotton would someday pick guitar strings on a national and international stage. Amazing,”
One of B.B. King’s son’s said this…
“For a man coming out of the cotton field unlearned and you take his music and draw four corners of the world together — that is amazing,”
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Fans say farewell as B.B. King laid to rest in Mississippi | New York Post
INDIANOLA, Miss. — Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area’s flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers. King was 89 when he died May 14 in Las Vegas. At his request, his body was returned to his native Mississippi for a final homecoming. Amid rain, about 500 people filled the sanctuary of Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, a red brick structure that sits in a field off of B.B. King Road in Indianola. More than 200 people who couldn’t get into the sanctuary watched a live broadcast of the funeral in the church’s fellowship hall, many waving hand-held fans with a black-and-white photo of a smiling King hugging his black electric guitar, Lucille.