Family, friends and fans of George Perkins will begin to say their final goodbyes to the well-known musician from Tangipahoa Parish.
Perkins passed away Wednesday. He was 70 years old. He was originally from Walker, but lived in Hammond.
He is especially known for his hit "Cryin' in the Streets," which sold over a million copies. He also created the Tangipahoa Parish African American Museum.
Viewing is scheduled for Monday (April 22) from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Tangipahoa Parish African American Heritage Center.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Greenfield Baptist Church.
Interment will follow at Holly Gardens Cemetery.
The family asks in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the George E. Perkins/ Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum Scholarship Fund.
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