Andrew Brown Jr.'s family, friends gather for private funeral; Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy

Updated: May 4

Rev. Al Sharpton will delivery a eulogy Monday at a funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., a North Carolina man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies last month. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Family and friends of Andrew Brown Jr. were gathering at a funeral service Monday to honor the life of the man fatally shot by North Carolina sheriff's deputies last month in a case that has drawn national attention amid calls for accountability and transparency.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is set to deliver the eulogy at the invite-only funeral at noon Monday. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is part of a team of lawyers representing Brown's family, and the Rev. William Barber II, leader of the Poor People’s Campaign, will also give remarks.

On Sunday, Brown's loved ones and the public paid their respects during a viewing at a funeral home in nearby Hertford. Brown's casket was open from the waist up and a thin veil covered his face.

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