Funeral held for Al Sharpton's mother - Montgomery Alabama news.

Funeral held for Al Sharpton's mother

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 Supporters of the Rev. Al Sharpton are filling a small rural church in southeast Alabama for the funeral of his mother, Ada Sharpton.

The 200-capacity Center Baptist Church in Newville was nearly full 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the funeral for Sharpton's 87-year-old mother.

She died March 22 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

A supporter of Sharpton's National Action Network, Flava King, said he rode a bus from Atlanta for the funeral to show his respect.

Sharpton traveled to Newville from Sanford, Fla., where he had been supporting the family of Trayvon Martin.

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