A memorial service for Earle B. Ottley, former Virgin Islands senator, journalist and labor leader, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral.
A private funeral service was held Sunday night for Ottley, according to Radio One news.
Ottley died Thursday at age 78 at his home after a long illness.
Ottley's family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Earle B. Ottley Leadership Institute. The institute will promote leadership training and development for Virgin Islanders in the fields of public service and journalism.
Contributions can be sent to the institute in care of the Community Foundation of the V.I. at P.O. Box 11790, St. Thomas, V.I. 00801.
Ottley is survived by his wife, Alma Bonelli Ottley, his son Earle "Larry" Ottley and his four daughters, Dianne E. Ottley Maharaj, Judith LaVerne Ottley, Patrice LaVerne Ottley-Scarbrial and Linda LaVerne Ottley-Danet. Ottley is also survived by nine grandchildren, a great grandchild, his brother Basil Ottley and his sister Elsa Davis.
Ottley's body will be cremated, Radio One reported.