Funeral for legendary coach Modie Risher held Monday

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The funeral for Modie Risher, legendary educator, and coach at Burke High School, is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 24 at 11:00 a.m. Hundreds with gather to celebrate his life before laying him to rest.

A wake and memorial service was held at Modie Risher Gymnasium on the Burke High School Campus, 244 President Street,on Sunday evening.

Risher’s funeral service will take place at Morris Brown AME Church, located at 13 Morris Street in downtown Charleston.

Coach Risher died on Monday, October 17, 2016. He is survived by his wife DeLaris, children Modie Jr. and DeVonne (James I.), and grandchildren James II and DeAna.

Monday, October 24 is being recognized as “Modie Risher Day” in the city of Charleston to honor the former high school coach.

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