Kenny Rogers Died March 20, 2020 – His Funeral Was Sunday

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Kenny Rogers received his long-overdue celebration of life this weekend when two years after his passing, his friends and family were finally able to gather for a memorial service, according to a statement from the singer’s publicist.

“The Gambler” singer died peacefully at home surrounded by close family members on March 20, 2020, and the Covid-19 pandemic prevented a proper memorial service until now. On the second anniversary of his death, a small group of friends and family gathered at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, Rogers’ adopted hometown, to pay their respects.

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Frequent touring partners Linda Davis and Billy Dean hosted the outdoor ceremony on the cemetery’s grounds and welcomed more than 15 speakers – including Don Schlitz who wrote “The Gambler” – who shared stories about the singer’s life.

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Dr. T. Lynn Smith and Friendsgospel choir closed the event with “Amazing Grace” in addition to a recorded vocal performance of Rogers singing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

Rogers’ service ended with an Irish sendoff by Brigadier General (Ret.) Richard McPhee.

A reception followed where a new lyric video for Rogers’ song “Goodbye” was revealed.

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The singer’s family invited his fans to visit his final resting place at the Oakland Cemetery, located at 248 Oakland Ave, SE in Atlanta, Georgia.

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