Funeral for Michael Brown scheduled for next Monday
A funeral for Michael Brown will be held on Monday, Aug. 25 — more than two weeks after Brown was killed — a spokesman for the family confirmed.
The location and time has not been determined, but the family’s attorney Anthony Gray told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that organizers are searching for a location that will be large enough to accommodate the public for a memorial service.
“It’s going to be public and it’s going to be supported by national leaders,” Gray said, according to the Post-Dispatch. “We don’t have details on who those national leaders will be at this time.”
On Tuesday morning, Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed black teen whose shooting death sparked protests around the country, urged Brown’s parents to bury their son sooner rather than later.
“They need to have a proper and decent home going for their son. I think we’re getting off track with a lot of things, but he needs to be buried, and he needs to be laid to rest,” said Fulton said on CNN. “That is going to be a very difficult moment for them, and I don’t want them to take that lightly.”
“Its going to be very hurtful its going to be very sorrowful, its going to be very disappointing to know that they are burying their 18-year-old son, and he had a full life ahead of him.”