Quawan Charles mourned, remembered in public funeral

11/22/2020 7:25:00 PM

The funeral service for Quawan Charles, the Black Louisiana teen who died in 'suspicious' circumstances earlier this month, took place at in Jeanerette, Louisiana, on Saturday and was open to the public. Masks were required for attendance.

Quawan Charles remembered at public funeralCharles, 15, died under suspicious circumstances earlier this month and his family is still seeking answers about how it happened.NurPhoto via Getty Images, FILEQuawan Charles, the Black Louisiana teen who died in

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"suspicious" circumstancesearlier this month, was laid to rest on Saturday.The funeral service took place at the West St. Mary Civic Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana, and was open to the public. Masks were required for attendance."You slowly have brought our family together to support one another, express our true feelings and connect on a more intimate level," Eve Greenberg, Quawan's sister, said Saturday."We will forever hold the memories of you and the memories we wish we could have had with you close to our hearts."

Family of Quawan Charles15-year-old Quawan Charles was found dead days after he went missing.Celina Charles, a family spokesperson and cousin of Quawan, said that they are still"hurting" but on Saturday,"we will come together and finally be able to mourn."

MORE: Video shows Louisiana teen Quawan Charles alone near where his body was later found: OfficialsQuawan, 15, went missing from his father's home in Baldwin, Louisiana, on Oct. 30. Police video shows the teen getting into a car with a friend and the friend's mother that day, officials said. On Nov. 3, Charles' body was found in a sugar cane field about 20 miles away. The local coroner's office ruled the likely cause of death as drowning.

NurPhoto via Getty Images, FILEDemonstrators held a vigil at Foley Square in New York City to call for justice for Quawan Charles on Nov. 13, 2020.His family is still seeking answers around the death, and have questioned why local authorities did not issue an Amber Alert for his disappearance.

In an interviewwith"Good Morning America" that aired Saturday, Quawan's mother, Roxanne Nelson, said she"cannot sleep at night.""I'm constantly thinking about my son and trying to figure out exactly how he died," Nelson added. The mother described her son as a"good kid" and"loving child."

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RAGING PANDEMIC IS TRUMP'S FAULT. HE CRISSCROSSED AMERICA NON-STOP, UNMASKED OVER & OVER, & RALLYING THOUSANDS TO DO THE SAME. HE LAUGHED AT PRES. BIDEN'S VIRTUAL CAMPAIGNS, & JOKED ABOUT BIDEN'S BIG MASKS. AMERICA IS ON FIRE DUE TO THE DISOBEDIENCE OF TRUMP & HIS FOLLOWERS. Why don’t we have broadcasted funerals for all race gender people. We just had a few killings in town of Asians, whites, mong and I don’t see all the hype. Hello ABC.

The Trumpet of the Lord shall sound soon. What do you think will happen to misleading evil? The Trumpet of the Lord shall sound soon. What do you think will happen to misleading evil? Ok...so, here’s what your article actually lists as the details surrounding his disappearance and the coroner’s ruling as “likely cause of death”. Truly appreciate that this is slanted to be interpreted as a hate crime to create more division where none has been proven.🖕🏻

JusticeforQuawan blacklivesmatter Rest In Peace Quawan 🙏🏻praying for his family. More race bating by the media So it's open to the public but when our only family members pass away, we are told NO wake, no funeral, no gatherings? Is anyone going to be brought to justice or is this another Emmett till

love & prayers for his family 💖🙏🏻 A sign of things to come... We demand answers 4SacredHoop This must end! Someone in a position of power must demand the end of these senseless deaths! thank you very much for your work I wished media has more concrete information before they put it out there. They love to add fuels to the fire🔥

“Suspicious” explains a lot. In McConnels town I don’t expect any less.