Alcee Hastings didn’t want a funeral, so there won’t be a service

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings speaks during the 2013 service for Rev. Dr. Mack King Carter, the retired pastor of New Mount Olive Baptist Church. Before Hastings died at age 84 on April, 6, 2021, he was firm in his decision that he did not want a funeral. (Susan Stocker / Sun Sentinel)