The arrangements for the funeral in the US of Abram Wilson, of a Memorial Service in London, and the setting up of a Foundation have been announced.
The funeral was a private family ceremony Utica, Mississippi on Saturday June 23rd.
The statement on Abram's website continues: There will be a public memorial service to celebrate Abram's life in London on Wednesday 25th July. We will begin the afternoon with a New Orleans style funeral procession starting at 1:30pm near St John's Church, Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY. The exact meeting point for the procession will be confirmed at a later date.
A foundation to continue the work which Abram started has been set up:
In memory of Abram we will be establishing The Abram Wilson Foundation. To kick start the Foundation we plan to finish the project Philippa. There is a live recording of the music which we hope to be able to release and we were also working on a jazz-theatre piece which we aim to complete.
Instead of flowers and cards we are asking people to go to The Abram Wilson Foundation page on kickstarter.com and make a donation. This page will be live until 25th August, during which time we need to raise a minimum of $7,000 or we won't receive any of the donations. So please feel free to let your friends and family know about the Foundation.
Before Abram died he told us he still had so much he wanted to do, we hope that his Foundation will enable us to fulfil his dreams and keep his legacy alive.
To make a donation please follow the link.UPDATE JULY 2nd. THE INITIAL $7,000 TARGET HAS BEEN REACHED IN A WEEK
For more detail: www.abramwilson.com
Our previous post has several tributes and links to obituaries.