Maya Angelou’s family has set up a private memorial service for the departed poet.
The New York Daily News reports that the “Phenomenal Woman” author will be remembered this weekend during a service at Wake Forest University this Saturday.
The event will only be open to Maya’s friends and loved ones. However, the Wake Forest announced yesterday that a public viewing will be streamed live online. Maya was a professor at the university in North Carolina for years before her passing at the age of 86 on May 28.
Among the mourner gathering at Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel will be Oprah Winfrey. The OWN media maven told “Entertainment Tonight” that she plans to speak during the service on Saturday.
Maya’s admirers may get a chance to celebrate her life at other services planned in different locations around the U.S. later. Details on those events will be released by her family later.
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