*A public viewing will be held today, Monday (06-22-20) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Rayshard Brooks at Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.
As we previously reported, Brooks died after being shot by a police officer June 12 in the parking lot of a downtown Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant. He was 27.
Though Monday’s viewing is open to the public, the funeral planned for Tuesday is private and will be by invitation only. The 1 p.m. service will be streamed live on the church’s website, www.ebenezeratl.org. Beyond that, a private interment is planned for Brooks.
Across the street from Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, retired law enforcement officer Bruce W. Griggs constructed an 8-foot card for people to sign condolences to the Rayshard Brooks family, reports AJC.com.
“Thinking of your family and wishing you all comfort and peace” is what the card reads. Griggs said people signed the card at the Wendy’s on University Avenue in south Atlanta the day after Brooks was shot to death, again this past weekend and today across from the church.
“I care about the family of Rayshard Brooks,” Griggs said. “I care about for family of future Rayshard Brookses out here.”
Griggs said his organization, Operation Correct Start of America Inc., has put together over-sized condolence cards for prominent residents and gun violence victims, going back to Maynard Jackson after the former Atlanta mayor died in 2003.
Tuesday Funeral *1pm – 3pm:
-Private funeral. Invitation only.
-A live feed of the funeral will be available on www.EbenezerATL.org