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Family and friends gather to remember Marcus Edwards

Blair Young, Staff WriterNearly 400 people packed into Judah Temple AME Zion Church in Mitchellville, which needed two extra rooms to hold the amount of overflow. Hundreds of cars were parked as far as three blocks away from the service, to pay respect to who many described as an incredible young man. His family was front and center with everyone from his grandparents to the youngest little cousins. Morgan was represented by the many members of S.M.O.O.T.H., which Edwards was a vital part. Many police officers also attended the service. Edwards’ career goal was to be a police officer in […]

by · September 28, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS
The casket of Gerald R. Williams preparing to be transported from the site of the funeral.
Photo by Terry Wright

Funeral for Gerald Williams attracted hundreds

By Ahjahnae LaQuer The weather on the morning of Feb. 11 was frigid cold and windy. However, instead of keeping warm inside the comfort of their own homes, Joneé Brown and Gerald Williams were on their way to say their final goodbyes to their 20 year-old son, Gerald Ronald Williams. The funeral was held at Reid Temple AME Church, which is home to 8,000 church members, 300 choir members, and a sanctuary built to hold 3,000 people. Ushers in white gloves greeted mourners young and old as they started to swiftly enter the building around 10:13 a.m. Guests signed in […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, SECTIONS