Well-wishers, families and former classmates gathered at the funeral service on Saturday for a 58-year-old Black man, who was shot and killed by a white police officer.
Hundreds of mourners gathered together to pay their last respect to Gregory Gunn, an Alabama Black man whose sudden death came as a result of a fatal shooting incident by officer Smith, on February, 25.
Gunn who was walking home from a friend’s house was shot by Smith who said he looked suspicious.
According to an independent autopsy conducted by Dr. James Lauridson on upon request from the Gunn’s families, it revealed that Gunn was shot five times.
Gunn 58, who studied as an accountant at Alabama State University was known in his community as a dedicated Christian, being guided not by his desires, but that of God. Rev. Herman Calhoun, who celebrated the final burial and farewell mass for Gunn at the Baptist Christ church in Alabama, also described him as someone who had a life and whose life was used by God for the saving others.
Other people, who knew Gunn, spoke of him as of a joyful man who lived an exemplary worthy of imitating. Mourners were also encouraged to use this opportunity to lean on to their Christian faith and as well read their Bibles everyday like Gunn used to do.
A life of a mentor, father, and brother is lost, but his good works will continue to live with us
May the soul of the Faithful Departed Rest in Perfect Peace!