Family to celebrate the life of Irvo Otieno as he is laid to rest

Rev. Al Sharpton is set to deliver Irvo Otieno’s eulogy at the funeral
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 4:28 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 10:44 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Family, friends and loved ones will gather to celebrate the life of Irvo Otieno, a Henrico man who died while being transported to a mental health hospital in Dinwiddie.

Ceremonies will occur on Wednesday, March 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church at 6201 Iron Bridge Road.

The family has asked Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver the eulogy. On Monday, March 27, the family’s attorney Ben Crump says Rev. Sharpton will travel to Richmond to deliver Otieno’s eulogy.

The community is also donating to a GoFundMe set up by Irvo’s brother Leon Ocheing to help pay for the 28-year-old’s funeral and to “help our family navigate and survive the duration of the fight for Justice for Irvo Otieno.”

The page has received more than $16,000 in donations, bringing them closer to their goal of $100,000.

So far, the highest donation was $1,000 from an anonymous donor.

Click here to donate.