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Troy Davis’ Funeral: Oct. 1st at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, GA and Details

Troy Davis’ Funeral: Oct. 1st at Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, GA and Details

We kind of needed a breather from this extraordinary news but needed to post Troy Davis’ funeral information and details for our readers. Read below about who will be in attendance, etc.

National leaders and activists will assemble in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday at Jonesville Baptist Church according to his younger sister, Kimberly Davis, to bury Troy Davis. NAACP president Benjamin Jealous is expected to speak at the funeral. The funeral is open to the public.

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NAACP president Benjamin Jealous and Amnesty International USA executive director Larry Cox will speak and Rev. Raphael Warnock, spiritual advisor to the Davis family and head of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the church of Martin Luther King Jr., will deliver the eulogy.

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A march in Washington scheduled for Oct. 15 and organized by Sharpton’s National Action Network will focus chiefly on jobs, but also on the Troy Davis case, Martin Luther King III said during an interview at the annual Congressional Black Caucus meeting in Washington last weekend.

Along with the well knowns who will speak at the funeral, several others who will not be there have agreed to serve as honorary pallbearers, including hip-hop label owner Russell Simmons, model and author Kimora Lee Simmons, rapper Big Boi, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and activist Dick Gregory.

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This is the second funeral for the Davis family this year.  Their mother, Virginia Davis died in April. The family said they were glad she did not live to see her son executed.

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Rest in peace Brother Troy Davis