Corey Jones’ Funeral Plans Released, Rev. Al Sharpton Will Deliver Eulogy

By Krystal Franklin,

Rev. Al Sharpton has been scheduled to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Corey Jones, the Florida church drummer shot dead by a police officer while waiting by his disabled car.

USA Today reports:

Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network, has delivered eulogies at the funerals of several people whose deaths caught the nation’s attention. Sharon Walker from the Carriers of the Glory International Ministries in Tallahassee, Fla. will also deliver a eulogy.

Corey Jones, 31, died around 3:15 a.m. on Oct. 18 while waiting for a tow truck. The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department says officer Nouman Raja got out of his car to investigate what he thought was an abandoned vehicle and was suddenly confronted by “an armed subject” who the officer then shot dead. Authorities say a gun was found on the scene.

At Payne Chapel AME in West Palm Beach, Fla., a wake for Jones will be held Friday, followed by a funeral on Saturday. The church plans to livestream the services on their website. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting contributions to the Corey Jones Memorial Fund through a GoFundMe account.

Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Jones’ family, says that based on …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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