On Sunday November 28th the world lost a legend and Miami Lost an icon. Carrie Pitman Meek, a lifelong public servant and one of the first Black US Congresswomen from Florida elected to office, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 95. Her life and legacy will be celebrated in grand fashion this weekend at various locations in Miami-Dade.
According to CBS 4 Miami, on Sunday, December 5th, a viewing will be held at Booker T. Washington Senior High School, 1200 NW 6th Avenue, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. On Monday, Dec. 6th a wake will be held at Miami Dade College – North Campus’ William and Joan Lehman Theater, 11380 NW 27th Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then on Tuesday, family and friends will attend a Homegoing Celebration at the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, at 21311 NW 34th Avenue in Miami Gardens. It will get underway at 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow.
Meek was born on April 29th, 1926 in Tallahassee. She was the grandchild of a slave and the daughter of a sharecropper. Her long career as a public servant is decorated with many milestones and influential accomplishments. Meek’s three children are Lucia Davis-Raiford, Sheila Davis Kinui, and Congressman Kendrick B. Meek.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Carrie Meek Foundation, Inc., 4000 NW 142nd Street, Opa-locka, FL 33054.
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