Befitting Tribute To Area Civil Rights Legend

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By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Approximately 1,200 people gathered at the St. James United Methodist church on Saturday, Jan. 17, for the funeral services for Dr. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson, 70, who died on Sunday, Jan. 11.
The funeral began with a congregational song, “What A Friend we Have In Jesus” followed by prayer by Rev. C.L. Bachus.
Old Testament scripture was   taken from Isaiah 61:1-3 and read by Rev. Kenneth Ray.
New Testament scripture was taken from Luke 4:14-20 and was read by Rev. John Modest Miles.
Soul sturring music was provided by by the St. James Sancutary choir and the Souther Christian Leadership Conference choir who many members began singing in the choir when it was the SCLC youth choir.
Ms. Arlana J. Coleman read condolences and acknowledgements,
Comments about Dr. Thompson and their individual experiences with him and what he did for the community and nation as a whole were given by Dr. Sam Mann, Bishop James Tindall, Mrs. Judy Hellman, Councilwoman Melba Curls, Herman Brady Watson, Alexander P. Ellison, Dr. Wallace Hartsfield Sr., Monte Owens, Rebecca Gilmore, Rev. Joyce Scott, Rev. Desmond lamb and Mrs. LaDora Lattimore.


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