Bishop T.D. Jakes to Deliver Atatiana Jefferson’s Eulogy at The Potter’s House

Rev. Al Sharpton to Give Special Remarks

The funeral and wake for Atatiana Jefferson, recently shot and killed in her home last week by a Fort Worth police officer, will be held at The Potter’s House of Dallas. Bishop T.D. Jakes will deliver the powerful eulogy. While her heartbreaking and untimely death has captured the nation’s attention, the funeral will pay tribute to her life as a loving daughter, sister and aunt.

“It is clear that the atrocity of this shooting opens up deep wounds that preceded this recent murder case that resonates far beyond our community,” remarked Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter's House. “As a resident of Fort Worth myself, I understand the pain and anger associated with this tragic loss, However, the family has asked that the funeral not be overshadowed by her death but rather that the legacy of Atatiana Jefferson be honored and celebrated for the fullness of her life.”

Funeral service for Atatiana Jefferson

Family and friends of Atatiana Jefferson
Bishop T.D. Jakes will give the eulogy

The Potter’s House of Dallas
6777 W. Kiest Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75236

Wake: Friday, Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. Not open to media
Funeral: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. Open to media and the public

Media Opportunities:

  • Capture b-roll footage of the funeral
  • Interviews with designated family representative in press area
  • Please note the family of Atatiana Jefferson will not be conducting interviews

Media Feed:
No press will be allowed inside the sanctuary. Broadcast outlets will be able to capture the live feed from the fiber cable provided by The Potter’s House located at the North End of the parking lot.

Media interested in attending must submit the following information no later than 4 p.m. CST on Friday, Oct. 18.

  • Name
  • Outlet
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

A response with confirmation of your credentials will be emailed following the submission. Note: Media will not be admitted without prior approval. Please see contacts below with any questions.

Media Instructions:
Upon arrival, please let the traffic guards know you are working press. Media parking is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Media may park in the North Parking lot. Additional arrival and press instructions will be disseminated 24 hours in advance.
Media Contacts:
Mara X. Silverio, 214.531.8612
Jordan A. Hora, 214.608.2006

About The Potter's House
Located in Dallas, The Potter's House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as America's Best Preacher and as one of the nation's 25 Most Influential Evangelicals. The Potter's House has five locations: The Potter's House of Dallas, The Potter's House of Fort Worth, The Potter's House of North Dallas, The Potter's House of Denver and The Potter’s House One LA.