Mourners line up for hours to catch shuttles to pay their respects to George Floyd Monday

HOUSTON – With a steady stream of lines at Kingdom Builder’s Center and FountainLife Center in Houston continue, mourners spent hours from noon to 6 p.m. waiting to get on shuttles to take them to the church where they could get a chance to pay their respects to George Floyd.

Record heat didn’t deter the throngs of people who sought pay respects to a man whose tragedy inspired a worldwide movement against racial injustice and police brutality.

The first shuttles left FountainLife Center for the church around 11:45 a.m. Monday and the last shuttles left at 5:45 p.m.

Lines were wrapped around the Fountain of Praise all day as thousands of mourners turned out to pay their respects and honor Floyd. As of noon, there was plenty of parking available at the Kingdom Builder’s and FountainLife centers.

Floyd graduated from Jack Yates High School in 1992, where he helped the football team win the state title. He also played basketball there, La'Torria Lemon, spokeswoman for the funeral home, told CNN on Sunday.

Organizers prepared for close to 10,000 people Monday and many were left without a shuttle to catch by the end of the evening.

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