Funeral procession plans for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez have been officially finalized, according to Local 10 News. The 24-year-old ace tragically passed away on Sunday morning after a boating accident off of Miami Beach.
The procession will be open to the public Wednesday, and if fans want to be part of the procession, they must go to the West Plaza at Marlins Park. The procession will begin at exactly 2:16 p.m. ET. The procession will travel from the West Plaza to Ermita de la Caridad (Shrine of Our Lady of Charity) in Miami, where a blessing will be said.
After the blessing has been said, the procession will travel to Saint Brendan Catholic Church. A viewing open to the public will take place from 4:00 pm until midnight. A funeral for Fernandez will be held on Thursday.
This funeral will be private, so the public is not invited to attend Fernandez’s funeral. Marlins President David Samson talked about remembering Fernandez before Monday’s game. “It’s our job to make his life matter, so we’re going to do that forever, and forever starts today.”