More than two weeks after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, hundreds gathered along with the public to honor the teen at his funeral service.
The somber gathering, which took place on Monday at St. Louis’ Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, was attended by Brown’s family and friends and influential public figures including Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton,T.D .Jakes, radio personality Tom Joyner and director Spike Lee.
Many celebrities took to social media to send condolences to the family and honor Brown's memory.
Our Brother Mike Brown's St. Louis Cardinals Hat Lays Upon His Casket Here At The Home Going… http://t.co/kpNyL3MEOX
— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) August 25, 2014
Let's all make the day count as we remember Michael Brown today. Make it a movement and not a moment!
— Tom Joyner (@TJMShow) August 25, 2014
We are praying for the Brown family, friends, the city of #Ferguson, and all who have been affected, for healing and wholeness.
— TD Jakes (@BishopJakes) August 25, 2014
When your funeral is at a church with missionary baptist church in the title, it won’t be a somber affair. It’s a home going! #MikeBrown
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) August 25, 2014
Tmrw morning a mother and a father are going to bury their son. I can't. My heart is heavy. #MikeBrown
— Michael Ealy (@MichaelEaly) August 25, 2014
MBrown,EGarner,TMartin,ADiallo,SBell, ALouima, OGrant, etc. Police killing UNARMED Black men must stop! NO EXCUSE 4 it - period!
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) August 25, 2014
Heart heavy. #MichaelBrown
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) August 25, 2014
Just met & offered deep condolences to Mr. Michael Brown, Sr
— Hill Harper (@hillharper) August 25, 2014
Pray for the Brown family today.
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) August 25, 2014