A celebration of life for first lady Doris B. Bland will be held 11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1021 Halifax St., Petersburg, where the interim pastor, the Rev. Lamont Hobbs, will officiate. The Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White Sr., pastor emeritus of Zion Baptist Church, Petersburg, will eulogize. Interment will follow in the Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. Remains will lie in repose from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.

Pallbearers and friends are asked to assemble at the church 10 a.m. and family members are asked to assemble at the residence.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the staff of William N. Bland & Son Funeral Home, Petersburg; the Rev. William N. Bland Jr. and Mr. James I. Gay, funeral directors. For more information or to leave an online condolence, visit us at blandenterprisesinc.com.

Published in The Progress-Index on Jan. 25, 2013