Homegoing Celebration




April 10 & 11



Photo of Mel King by Séan Alonzo Harris

Livestream is also available Tuesday 4/11 at 11:45am noon on Boston.gov

Watch live TV coverage of the Homegoing Celebration for Melvin “Mel” King on April 11 at 12:00 noon on Xfinity channel 23, Astound channel 83, Verizon FIOS channel 2160 and NECN.

Funeral Program


Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 — 12 o’clock in the afternoon

Union United Methodist Church (485 Columbus Avenue, Boston)

The family invites guests to wear bow ties, as a tribute to Mr. King. 

Due to limited capacity, tickets are required for admission. We have reached capacity, so no more tickets are available.

The service will be livestreamed online and at additional locations (Boston City Hall and the Bruce Bolling Municipal Building).

Public Viewing & Visitation

Monday, April 10th, 2023 —  4pm – 8 pm

Union United Methodist Church (485 Columbus Avenue, Boston)

Witnesses from the community, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


Camera and Phone Policy

The King family asks that no cameras or phones be used by guests at any time in the sanctuary. Please respect this request while you are here. 

This applies to both Monday and Tuesday services. 

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