More than two weeks after George Floyd took his last breath under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, the 46-year-old 'gentle giant' has been laid to rest alongside his mother in Texas. Floyd died on May 25 after officer Derek Chauvin, 44, kneeled on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Chauvin was fired before being arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is being held on $1.25million bail. Floyd's death launched a nationwide call for defunding the police and prompted Black Lives Matter protests globally. He was laid to rest at the Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland next to his mother, Lacendra, who he called out for when he was struggling for air just before he died.