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Public ‘Stop the Violence’ rally July 31 to highlight national funeral directors conference in Richmond

7/29/2016, 6:26 p.m.
More than 1,200 funeral directors, morticians and embalmers are expected to attend the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Inc.’s ...

More than 1,200 funeral directors, morticians and embalmers are expected to attend the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Inc.’s 79th Annual Convention and Exposition that starts Saturday in Richmond.

The association, which was started in 1924, is the oldest organization of African-American funeral directors and embalmers in the nation.

The five-day event, which will be held at the Richmond Marriott in Downtown, is hosted by

the Virginia Morticians Association.

It will include a rally that is free and open to the public to highlight the association’s national initiative, “Stop the Violence.” The rally will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road,

in Henrico County.

For more information, contact Connie B.

Steele at (540) 798-1790 or Rhonda Pleasants at (804) 357-0776.