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Redskins Superfan Chief Zee Laid to Rest Wednesday

Redskins owner Dan Snyder is the anonymous donor who paid for the funeral, News4's Carol Maloney reports

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    Fans, friends and family members gathered to remember Washington Redskins superfan Zema Williams, better known as Chief Zee, on Wednesday. 

    Williams' funeral was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Glenarden's Worship Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the church confirmed. A viewing was held before the service.

    Hundreds of attendees donned Redskins jerseys and hats at the funeral, Redskins.com reported. They closed the service singing "Hail to the Redskins."

    “Our fans are some of the best fans in the world, and Chief was probably one of the best of all time,” former Redskins MVP kicker Mark Moseley told Redskins.com.

    Fans echoed Moseley's sentiment, admiring the superfan's love of the team, the game and the community.

    "Nobody will be able to replace him. Ever," fan Tela Capri-Jones told Redskins.com.

    A GoFundMe page had been set up to cover funeral expenses.

    News4's Carol Maloney reports Redskins owner Dan Snyder is the anonymous donor who paid for the funeral.

    Williams wore a faux Native American costume to Redskins games starting in 1978. He died last week, the team confirmed on July 19. 

    Fans held a vigil to reminisce about the local celebrity.