Family, friends and people throughout the region said their last goodbyes to Reverand Maurice J. Moyer at the Saint Paul UAME Church on Market Street in Wilmington on Friday.
Viewing services, which is expected to run for about six hours, began at 11 a.m. There was a steady stream of mourners throughout the day. They stopped in to say a quiet prayer or pay their respects in a moment of silence. A huge boquet or red roses greeted people as they came into the area near the casket.
Outside the church and throughout the state, Delaware flags were at half-staff in rememberance of the former civil rights leader and community activist. He has been praised by every state leader this week.
Reverand Moyer became known by many because of his accomplishments with the NAACP as well as in the community. He founded the Community Presbyterian Church and served as pastor there in New Castle, where he lived for more than 65 years with his family.
Moyer who was born in Tennessee, died at age 93 on March 6th at Christiana Hospital.