ada sharpton

Ada Sharpton

*As previously reported, Reverend Al Sharpton’s 87-year-old mother, Ada, has died following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The funeral is set for tomorrow, Tuesday at Center Baptist Church in Newville, Alabama and Rev. Sharpton himself will deliver the eulogy.

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Visitation for Mrs. Sharpton will be today, Monday, March 26, at Center Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The funeral will follow a wake at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Rev. Sharpton learned of his mother’s death Thursday as he was headed to Florida, where he led a protest related to the Trayvon Martin case.

He tweeted the this message:

“My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning. She was my all. I hope God will give her now, PEACE.I love you, Mom,” Sharpton tweeted Thursday morning. “I am on a flight to Florida and will move forward with our plans to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. My MOM would have wanted me to.”

According to Rachel Noerdlinger, Rev. Sharpton’s spokesperson, Martin Luther King III, Judge Greg Mathis, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous and Rev. KJesse Jackson are among those to pay tribute to Mrs. Sharpton.


Public Viewing:
Monday, March 26, 2012
5-7 p.m.
Center Baptist Church
4344 Alabama 173
Newville, Alabama 36364
(334) 889-4710


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wake 10-11a.m.
Funeral 11:00 a.m.
Center Baptist Church
4344 Alabama 173
Newville, Alabama 36364
(334) 889-4710


The Evergreen Plaza
805 N Lena, St
Dothan, AL 36303


To send flowers and cards please send them to:
Stanford & Son’s Funeral  Home
2378 U.S. Highway 431 South
Abbeville, AL 36310
(330) 585-5344

Attention: For Ada Sharpton
To send donations:
Tina Glascow (Daughter of Ada Sharpton)
403 West Dowell Street
Dothan, AL. 36301


The funeral is open to the media.  Please confirm your outlet by emailing [email protected]