JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy for Angela Carr, one of the Jacksonville Dollar General shooting victims on Friday at her memorial service in Jacksonville.
Carr, 52, was shot and killed in a racially motivated shooting that took place at a Dollar General, located at 2161 Kings Rd. in Jacksonville on Aug. 26. Her family has since decided the memorial service will be closed-casket due to the severity of Carr's fatal injuries, a press release states.
Sharpton will be joined by Attorney Ben Crump who will deliver a national call for justice at Carr's memorial service that will take place at Bethel Baptist Church in the Springfield area of Jacksonville, in which will be led by Bishop Rudolph McKissack, a national NAN board member, the release states.
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Who were the Jacksonville Dollar General shooting victims?
Angela Michelle Carr, 52
52-year-old Angela Carr spent her Sundays at St. Stephen AME Church in Jacksonville.
“The family was raised in this church," Reverend Dr. David W. Green Sr. of the church said. “She was just a loving, caring mother who brought her child to church.”
Nationally-recognized civil rights activist, Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy for Carr Friday at her memorial service in Jacksonville in which First Coast News will livestream. Her family has since decided the memorial service will be closed-casket due to the severity of Carr's fatal injuries, a press release shared with First Coast News states. You can watch the livestream in the above video player or in the YouTube video below.
Jerrald De'Shaun Gallion, 29
Gallion’s mother, Carrol Gibbs told First Coast News Gallion was a kind person and very smart, loved playing cards and loved his daughter. She says she doesn’t understand how someone could do this to her son.
“He was a good person and he was a loving son,” said Gibbs. “He was supposed to have been going to the store as I understand, to get some cereal and stuff for the children for in the morning. I feel lost because he was my baby."
Gibbs says Gallion was smart: "He didn’t play sports but he was smart in like everything he did… I mean he would play cards and stuff like that."
Anotl "A.J." Joseph Laguerre Jr., 19
"He was a quiet soul, he was gentle, he was always shy never really had too many words to say," a Dollar General employee said and was Laguerre's co-worker. "He was a sweetheart, everybody loved AJ."
The employee, who wants to be referred to as the nickname 'Queen' because she still works for Dollar General, says Laguerre lived with his grandmother and two brothers.
Last month, First Coast News spoke with a couple of people who shopped at the Dollar General often and knew A.J. Laguerre. One woman said he would pick up the difference if she was short on money and was always kind.