DETROIT (WWJ) – Those wanting to pay their respects to Detroit entrepreneur and casino magnate Don Barden will be able to do so starting Thursday.

A public viewing will take place May 26 between noon and 8 pm at Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile Road in Detroit.

Family and friends will be able to say their final goodbyes Friday – the family hour begins at 10 am at the church – with funeral services immediately following at 11. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 19975 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Barden passed away last Thursday from lung cancer. He was 67. (More here)

Family members have also added other charities to which donations in lieu of flowers may be made:

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Contributions – VE01FS,
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
(please note Don H. Barden’s name in the memo line)

Don H. Barden Foundation, Inc.
163 Madison, Suite 2000
Detroit, MI. 48226

Barden Gary Foundation
One Buffington Harbor Drive
Gary, IN. 46406

West Side Theater Guild
9th & Gerry Street
Gary, IN. 46404

Shade Tree
One Owens Avenue
Las Vegas, NV. 89101

Kermit R. Booker Elementary School
2277 Martin Luther King Drive
Las Vegas, NV. 89101

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
81 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN. 38111

National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry Street
Memphis, TN. 38103

Habitat for Humanity
3245 Eliot Street
Denver, CO. 80211

American Cancer Society
2255 South Oneida Street
Denver, CO. 80224

  1. Timberly Sangster says:

    i wish i could b there to say good bye to the man that gave me a job when i was out of work i will never forget him nor his legancy he will always b remember by me because that is how special he is to me i pray god give the baren family strenght and i want the family to stay strong he fought til he could not fight anymore he is in a better place so uc let us not fotget don barden for he would want us to go on and continue his legancy and again barden family u have my deepest symphany

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