Mother Of Al Sharpton Died in the age of 87. Her spokeswoman says Ada Sharpton passed away early Thursday morning in Dothan, 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, 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. Rev. Al Sharpton interviewed by the media after the funeral service for Whitney Houston on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 11, 2012.
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