Funeral services for rapper Takeoff, will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, in Atlanta.
LISTEN NOW: Rev. Jesse Curney, III discusses Takeoff eulogy, services
Rev. Jesse Curney, III, Senior Pastor of New Mercies Christian Church confirms that he will be delivering the eulogy during services for family, friends, and fans of late Migos rapper Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Kari Ball, scheduled to begin at 12PM Friday, 11/11/22 at Atlanta's 20,000-capacity State Farm Arena.
“I plan to remember him as the young man that I saw growing up in the church who loved being with his family, who loved coming to worship, and the times when he made it to church with his busy schedule, he still came as just a regular worshiper, and one who showed love to fans" Rev. Curney tells Audacy's NewsTalk 1380 WAOK in Atlanta.
"I think that's what's so important for me and for most of all his family -- this was a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, a cousin," the Reverend adds. "This is family. Therefore to remember his love that he shared for everyone and gave to everyone; that's the person I know, and that's the person I can speak of.”
Remembering Takeoff and the music of Migos
Free tickets will be available only to Georgia residents starting Tuesday, November 8 at 2PM via Ticketmaster. Fans can secure a maximum of two (2) tickets, non-transferrable, and parties must enter the venue together. All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early with doors opening at 11AM. State Farm Arena will offer free parking for ticketed guests in the Ruby Lot (100 Baker Street Extension, Atlanta, GA, 30303) until the lot is full. This is a limited-capacity event. A strict no photo and no video policy will be in effect, with all devices checked prior to entrance. Media also will not be allowed entry. For more information, please visit statefarmarena.com.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations should be made to The Rocket Foundation which was recently established to support programs which are saving lives through proven, community-based solutions to prevent gun violence.
Takeoff, at just 28 years old, was shot and killed outside of a Houston, TX, bowling alley in the morning hours of Tuesday, November 1.