Tributes were paid to Medric Cecil Mills Jr. at Canaan Baptist Church in Northwest Washington on Feb. 8. Those attending included Mills’s wife of 55 years, Sandra Mills, and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. Mills, 77, died Jan. 25 at a hospital after emergency assistance was slow to reach him when he collapsed near a fire station on Rhode Island Avenue in the District.
Feb. 8, 2014 Fellow Shriners wait to enter the funeral for Medric Cecil Mills Jr. in Northwest Washington. Melina Mara/The Washington Post Buy Photo