Marvin Arrington Sr.

The Atlanta City Council has announced that longtime city council president and former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Marvin S. Arrington Sr. will lie in state inside the council chamber on Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tributes are slated for noon inside the chamber, which the council named in Arrington’s honor in 2019.

A wake will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Big Bethel AME Church, 220 Auburn Avenue NE.

A Kappa Alpha Psi Memorial Service for members of the fraternity will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at Murray Brothers Funeral Home Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road SW.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 28 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street NE.

Interment will also take place on Friday, July 28 at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Circle SW, followed by the repast at Jackson Memorial Church, 534 Fairburn Road NW.

A film screening of “Bo Legs: Marvin Arrington Sr., An Atlanta Story” is set for Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at Lindsay Street Baptist Church, 550 Lindsay Street NW.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to make contributions to the Marvin S. Arrington Sr. Legal Foundation to assist with awarding scholarships to students.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.