Funeral for Rayshard Brooks to take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church

ATLANTA — The funeral for Rayshard Brooks will be held at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 23 at 1 p.m. It is invitation only.

Brooks was shot and killed by Atlanta police on June 12.

“Ebenezer is a parish for all people, a sanctuary for those who suffer,” says Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer. “Rayshard was not a member of our church but he, and his loved ones, are a part of our family. We seek to embrace them, comfort them and walk beside them in the days ahead.”

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Rev. Warnock will deliver the eulogy, Pastor Smokie Norful, Actress/Singer Tamela Mann, Kurt Carr & Singers will provide songs of comfort.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Atlanta and across the nation in the wake of the shooting.

Two Atlanta police officers have been charged in Brooks’ death.

Former Officer Garrett Rolfe was charged with 11 counts, including felony murder and aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and violations to his oath of office.

Officer Devin Brosnan is being charged with aggravated assault and two violations of oath of office.


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