Custom Search

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ada Sharpton, Mother Of Rev. Al Sharpton Dies At 87 From Alzheimer's R.I.P.

Thursday morning the Mother of Civil Rights Activist & NBC Show Host Rev. Al Sharpton, died at the age of 87. She suffered from Alzheimer's.
R.I.P. and My Condolences to the Sharpton Family.

Mother of NYC activist Rev. Al Sharpton dies

His spokeswoman says Ada Sharpton passed away early Thursday morning in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Rachel Noerdlinger says Sharpton will fly to Alabama to make arrangements for his mother's funeral after attending a rally Thursday evening in Sanford, Fla., for Trayvon Martin.

Martin is a black teenager who was shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. His parents attended a march for their son in New York City on Wednesday evening.

Noerdlinger says Sharpton learned of his mother's death while boarding the flight to Florida Thursday morning. He heads the National Action Network, a civil rights organization based in New York City.

View Larger Map

Sources: CBS News, NBC, NY Daily, Google Maps

No comments: