Teddy Mitiku memorial service – Saturday, Dec. 28

Funeral services for Teddy Mitiku will be held this coming Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Memorial service
Place: St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Church, 1350 Buchanan St. NW, Washington, DC 20011
Time/Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 9:30 AM

Burial ceremony
Place: The Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2013 after the memorial service


Saturday, December 28, 2013

  • 5:15 AM: Teddy Mitiku’s Hearse Arrives at Re’ese Adbarat Debre Selam Kidest Mariam The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. The church is located on 1350 Buchanan St. NW, Washington, DC 20011.
  • 6:00 AM: The procession of Teddy Mitiku’s casket (carried by six Ethiopian Artists) and family into the church will take place from the entrance on Buchanan Street.
  • 6:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Regular church service will be conducted
  • 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM: Wake ceremony
  • 10:45 AM – 10:55 AM: Memory sharing from family and friends in attendance.
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Various Ethiopian artists honor Teddy Mitiku
  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Official from the District of Colombia delivers speech
  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Preparation to commence procession. Teddy Mitiku’s final resting place will be at The Gate of Heaven Cemetery 13801 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • 12:05 PM: The Procession will start from the intersection of 16 Street and Buchanan Street, the Procession will turn right onto 16th St. The Procession enters next roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto 16th St/MD-390 N (Crossing into Maryland). The Procession then turn right onto Georgia Ave and arrives its destination at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery on the right.

Attention: Maryland and the District of Columbia law require that all drivers who participate in a procession must turn both their headlight and hazard lights

  • Once Teddy Mitiku’s casket arrives at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, burial ceremony begins.
  • After we finally lay to rest Teddy Mitiku, Funereal Reception takes place at The Blair Apartment (East) 1220 East-west Hwy, Room #119 (hospitality suite) Silver Spring, MD 20910

Place of Mourning until Sunday, December 29, 2013:
The Blair Apartment (East)
1220 East-west Hwy, Room #119 (hospitality suite), Silver Spring, MD 20910