Mourners gathered to pay their last respects to Andrew Brown Jr. on Monday, remembering him as “a very good man”– and demanding justice for his shooting death by police.
“It kept coming up in my head that here we are again,” attorney Bakari Sellers during funeral services at the Fountain of Life Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
“To many people, this is just another black body,” Sellers said. “But to us it’s a brother, a father, a nephew, a loved one.”
Brown’s body rested at the front of the chapel in Elizabeth City, in a metallic casket, as dozens filled the chapel, not far from where he was shot and killed outside his home on April 21.
“It’s a terrible way we have to be together like this, but seeing everybody, I’m glad we’re together like this right now,” Brown’s oldest son, Khalil Ferebee, told mourners. “He would’ve loved this. I just wish he was here.”