Service and Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Dorothy Irene Height

Service and Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Dorothy Irene Height


Funeral services for Dr. Dorothy I. Height, chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), who passed earlier this week, will take place in Washington, D.C. beginning Tuesday, April 28 and end with funeral services at Washington National Cathedral on Thursday, April 29, according to former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, who is overseeing the arrangements. Burial services will be held at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland. Dr. Height passed away on Tuesday, April 20, at the age of 98.

Tuesday, April 27

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

— Dr. Height will lie in repose at the NCNW Dorothy I. Height building for a public viewing.

Wednesday, April 28

2:00 p.m. —

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will conduct a public Omega Omega Service at Howard University.  Dr. Height served as national president of the sorority in 1947.

7:00 p.m. — A “Community Celebration of Life” memorial will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. The memorial is open to the public.

Thursday, April 29

10:00 a.m. —

A funeral service will be conducted at Washington National Cathedral and is open to the public. The burial service will follow at Fort Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland.


  1. My condolences to the Height Family. I never met Dr. Height. I am returning to school in the fall 2010 at age 55 because of being inspired by her what she went thru, what she accomplished and God blessed her to live until age 98. Dr. Height kept going until her body got tired. Thank you for your example of Endurance.

    • Ms. Young, I'm so proud of you and happy for you. And there is a lot to be said for endurance coupled with purpose. Best wishes on your new endeavor.

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