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‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson’s Funeral Will Be Held at This HBCU

It was recently announced that Katherine G. Johnson Celebration of Life Service will be held at Hampton University Convocation Center on Saturday.

According to a report by WKTR, the Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center.

Johnson’s viewing will be at the O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home from 12 p.m., to 3 p.m. on Friday and will continue at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church located at 830 25th Street in Newport News at 5 p.m.

This will be followed by the Ivy Beyond the Wall service by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated at 7 p.m.

Katherine Johnson passed away at 101-years-old on February 24.

Johnson, who is best known for calculating and verifying trajectories for NASA’s Mercury and Apollo programs and was celebrated in the 2016 Oscar-winning film Hidden Figures where she was played by Taraji P. Henson, passed away on Monday morning according to NASA.

Johnson has co-authored 26 scientific papers and in 2015 President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.