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The late Kenneth Ellerbe, who served as the fire and emergency medical services chief under D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, will be remembered by the department he led on March 12.

The D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted Thursday that the viewing of Ellerbe’s body will take place at 9 a.m. at the D.C. Armory. After the viewing, a Celebration of Life will take place from 11.a.-1 p.m.

A procession from the Armory to the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery will follow, according to the tweet.

Ellerbe passed away last Sunday at his Southeast home at the age of 61. He joined the fire department in 1982.

He served as the fire and EMS chief from 2011-2014. In 2014, he retired from the government.

Ellerbe also served a stint as the fire chief for Sarasota, Fla. A District native, Ellerbe attended Calvin Coolidge Sr. High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of the District of Columbia.

James Wright Jr.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington...

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