The private funeral service for Heavy D born, Dwight Errington Myers was held at the Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon NY on Friday, November 18, 2011. Kid N Play’s DJ Wiz reflected with MTV on the times he had with Heavy.
During the service, Rev. Al Sharpton called Heavy’s daughter Xea Myers to the podium to read a written message from President Obama.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time,” the note from Obama read. “He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
Those who said their goodbyes included Diddy, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Mary J. Blige, Usher, Denzel Washington, Russell Simmons, family and friends.