Rayshard Brooks’ funeral to be held at church the place Martin Luther King Jr. preached


A public viewing is deliberate Monday for Rayshard Brooks — who was killed in a confrontation with Atlanta police – and the 27-year-old’s household and buddies will honor his life in a funeral service Tuesday, in response to a report.

The viewing can be held from three to 7 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the place the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. served as a co-pastor from 1960 till his assassination in 1968, in response to CNN.

“Ebenezer is a parish for all individuals, a sanctuary for many who endure,” stated the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of Ebenezer, WSB-TV reported.

“Rayshard was not a member of our church however he, and his family members, are part of our household. We search to embrace them, consolation them and stroll beside them within the days forward,” he added.

Tuesday’s personal service can be held at 1 p.m. on the church, the place King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice A. King, will communicate. Warnock will present the eulogy.

Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry has supplied to pay for the funeral preparations, in response to Brooks’ household lawyer Chris Stewart.

Gospel singers Smokie Norful, Tamela Mann and Kurt Carr are anticipated to carry out on the funeral service, CNN reported.

Brooks was fatally shot by an Atlanta police officer who had responded to a Wendy’s following studies that he was asleep in his automobile within the drive-thru lane.

Garrett Rolfe, who has been fired from the power, is charged with felony homicide, 5 counts of aggravated assault, one depend of first-degree felony harm to property and 4 counts of violation of oath in Brooks’ dying.

His former accomplice, Devin Brosnan, faces prices of aggravated assault and three counts of violation of oath.

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