Saturday, November 24, 2012
As I have previously discussed, a court ruled that Sherman Hemsley could finally be buried and so preparation began for his military funeral. Hemsley passed away from lung cancer this past July 24, 2012. His funeral was held on November 21, 2012 in El Paso, Texas. Friends and family gathered to remember the man, and ultimately remembered him most for the role he played on The Jeffersons, George Jefferson. For a man that spent his career making people laugh, he was remembered in the much the same manner. While the people gathered at his funeral were there to mourn, they could not help but laugh at the videos of George Jefferson. He was laid to rest at Fort Bliss National Cemetery.
See Juan Carlos Llorca, Hemsley Remembered By Friends, Family At Funeral, MySanAntonio.com, Nov. 21, 2012.
Special thanks to Laura Galvan (attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention.