How to help
Keoshia Ford Expense Fundc/o Olivet Baptist Church740 E. M.L. King Blvd.Chattanooga, TN 37403Online donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/keoshia-ford-funeral-expenses.
There have been too many funerals like this in our city. Mostly black folks in the pews. The body in the coffin too young. Prayers from the pastor about new life and resurrection, yet nothing but death out in the streets. And the cause of it all? Gang violence.
Friday afternoon, another funeral. Outside Temple Baptist Church, as the silver hearses idled in the cold, the slightest of snows began to fall, as if the heavens were saying there was something different about this death.