Saturday, August 13, 2022

Freddie Gray Mourned by Family, Friends in Baltimore

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Freddie Gray in casket at Vaughn Greene East Funeral in Baltimore (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

*(Via MSNBC) – Protests in Baltimore over the death of a black man who died a week after his arrest gave way to a Sunday morning church service and a wake to remember the 25-year-old.

Mourners filed quietly in and out of Vaughn Greene East Funeral Home to honor Freddie Gray, who died April 19 after an April 12 arrest by Baltimore police left him with an allegedly severed spine.

Gray, in an open casket, was dressed in a white shirt, black pants, white sneakers and a white Los Angeles Dodgers baseball cap, according to The Associated Press. Inside the coffin was a pillow embossed with Gray’s picture and the quotation “Peace, Y’all.”

Earlier, church-goers were encouraged to worship with the Gray family at Empowerment Temple AME Church, where Pastor Jamal Bryant delivered the message “Somebody’s Gonna Have To Pay,” according to the church’s Facebook page. Attendees were asked to wear gray in memory of the young man.

Empowerment Temple will pay for Gray’s funeral, scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Monday.

Get the rest of this story at MSNBC.

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1 COMMENT

  1. URGENT REMINDER!!!!

    TO ALL LAW ENFORCERS: It’s a Gray day in May…Hooray!!!

    To ALL Facebook Friends: On 5/15/15 I propose for everyone to wear the color grey as a statement of unity and honor for a CONVICTION for all police involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
    All who agree please respond “UNITED”. (‘Fry’-day, May 15, 2015)

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