FERRIDAY, La. (AP) — The family of legendary rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis has announced details of memorial services planned for this weekend in his birthplace of Ferriday, Louisiana.
Lewis, known for such hits as “Great Balls of Fire” and many others, died on Friday at the age of 87.
A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Central time Saturday at Young Funeral Home in Ferriday, family members said. Public access will be very limited, 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, Lewis officials 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.