Funeral for PG County Wayne Curry attracts 2500 mourners

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- At least 2500 mourners gathered at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden for a bittersweet goodbye for former Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry.

The hour-and-a-half home going service was a who's who of Maryland politics, a demonstration of Curry's influence as the first African-American County Executive in Prince George's history.

Attendees included Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.

Curry was remembered as fearless, impatient, funny, profane and always dedicated to Prince George's County.

Curry credited with Bringing Fed Ex Field and National Harbor to Prince George's County. However as a child, he faced rock throwing and cross burning as one of the first black students to be enrolled in a formerly segregated county school.

Mourners laughed as Curry's brother Daryl pretended to take a call from St. Peter complaining that the former county executive was not happy with how things were being run in heaven.


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