Carol Gray, the mother of slain teen Kimani Gray, was inconsolable at her son’s wake, held on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., reports the Daily News.
Carol Gray was unable to contain her emotions as she saw her child lying motionless inside a coffin dressed in a black suit and bow tie, mourners said.
She had arrived sobbing at the Caribe funeral home in Flatlands, Brooklyn, about 5 p.m. and was one of hundreds of people to file past Kimani Gray’s body in tears throughout the day.
“He was a lovely kid, but who can speak when you want to cry,” a cousin, Will Crandall, 38, said.
The program for the solemn event said the wake began with the hymn “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” and ended with “Hills and Valleys” by Buju Banton.
Flowers decorated the room, and a screen near the casket rotated through photographs of the 16-year-old who was fatally shot by two plainclothes NYPD police officers March 9.
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