Michael Brown's family says he was a 'gentle soul'
August 25, 2014 2:22 PM
By The Associated Press
SARA BURNETT (Associated Press), JIM SUHR (Associated Press)
Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, second from left, stands next to her cousin, Eric Davis, as he addresses the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) (Credit: AP)
(AP) -- Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."
Thousands of mourners filled the massive Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis for the funeral, which began with upbeat...
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