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Photographs of Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins Funeral Released
By Michael Ellison-Lewis, Spokesman for First AME Church of Los Angeles
Published Wednesday, June 4, 2012, 8:29 AM

SEE FUNERAL IMAGES AND HISTORIC VIDEO HERE

SEE FUNERAL RECAP VIDEO HERE

First AME Church of Los Angeles has released unpublished photographs of Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins funeral, which was held on Friday, June 1, 2012 , at First AME Church of Los Angeles. Images from the private funeral service, public viewing, public funeral service, dove release ceremony at Brookins AME Church of Los Angeles, and the private burial at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood California.

Among the distinguished mourners photographed during the various services held in honor of Bishop Brookins was the Governor of California Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Former California Governor Gray Davis, United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Council of Bishops of the AME Church, the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., members of the Brookins Family.

In a statement Bishop Brookins, widow Reverend Rosalyn Kyles Brookins said that she was "grateful for the outpouring of love and support that the family received."

 

 



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Memorial Keepsake


Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins
Obituary

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12th Episcopal District
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African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Connectional Lay Organization
Resolution in Loving Memory

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The Fourth Episcopal District
Letter of Bereavment on behalf of
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Private Family Service for Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins Attended by Relatives and Close Friends
May 31, 2012

Los Angeles, CA -- "The Family of Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins gathered at the Allen House Chapel at the First AME Church of Los Angeles on Thursday, May 30, 2012 to commemorate his life. Pastor John J. Hunter, Senior Minister of FAME Church officiated the service that was attended by members of the Brookins family and close friends including former California Governor Gray Davis and Lorraine Bradley, daughter of former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley. Tributes in honor of the longtime civil rights leader where presented by those in attendance.

The Public is invited to pay tribute to the late Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins by attending the public Funeral Service on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the First AME Church of Los Angeles. The Service will include musical tributes, messages of love from church officials, family, friends and elected officials from around the country."

Michael Ellison-Lewis
Spokesman for First AME Church of Los Angeles

 







Photo Credit: FAME Church Official Photo 5-31-12
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Bishop H. Hartford Brookins
Funeral Arrangements Finalized

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PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 6:00 PM -7:00 PM
The Allen House Chapel
2249 South Harvard Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90018

*Invitation only.


PUBLIC VIEWING

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:00 AM - 7:00PM
The Allen House Chapel
2249 South Harvard Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90018

The Public is invited to pay final respects to
Bishop H. Hartford Brookins
as he lies in repose at:

The Allen House Chapel of First AME Church of Los Angeles.
Bishop Brookins Visitation will end at 7:00 PM.


THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
First AME Church of Los Angeles
2270 South Harvard Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90018
T: (323) 730-7750

* Final Public Viewing from 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM prior to service

   
 
 
                   
     
WE REMEMBER
Bishop H. Hartford Brookins
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CONDOLENCES
The Reverend Rosalynn Kyle Brookins and Family
3210 West Adams Boulevard, #304
Los Angeles, California 90018

In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to the Education Fund of
Bishop H. Hartford Brookins, youngest child,
Sir-Wellington Hartford Brookins, age 14.

Mail to: Post Office Box 8492 | Los Angeles, California 90008


News Releases:

Passing of Bishop Brookins
Final Arrangements Bishop Brookins


VESTMENT PROTOCOL

For the Celebration of Life Service of the
Right Reverend Hamel Hartford Brookins

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The Planning Committee

Michael Ellison-Lewis
Reverend Eduardo Vickers

Special Thanks To Committee Members And Supporters:

Connie Anthony • Craig A. Worsham • LeSean Tarkington • Eduardo Soriano-Hewitt • Cassandra Clark • Walter Garrett • Yevette Williams • Dr. Velma Union • Dr. Helen Easterling Williams • Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis • Jackie Broxton • Naomi Webb • Jane Kim • William P. Miller • Gloria Lightner• Abdul Henderson • Meeka Robinson • Steven K. Miller, Jr., District Director for the Office of Assemblyman Mike Davis

13th Episcopal District, AMEC
Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson
Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry

Acknowledgements

Thank You...
...Is a phrase uttered by many throughout the day, now it is our turn. We, as a family have sailed through rough seas, but without your love, prayers and devotion, we could not have completed our journey. Your kind words provide wind for our sails, your prayers have comforted us and your love inspired us to do what needed to be done. With those kind words and deeds backing us each day, we have risen to face new challenges. Let it be said, our debt to you, our special friends, can never be repaid. We will share with you our love and prayers and at the end of each day, from our hearts we will say
”THANK YOU”.

The Brookins Family extends a special appreciation to:

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Mrs. Mary L. Kirkland and the Fifth Episcopal District, Pastor John J. Hunter, First Lady Denise Hunter and the congregation of First AME Church of Los Angeles. We express gratitude to the faithful members of Walker Temple AME Church, the entire African Methodist Episcopal Church worldwide, the Tribute of Judah, Daniel Villa and our great friends at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Brier Oaks Nursing Home and Hospice Care.

Services Entrusted To:

Angelus Funeral Home
3875 SOUTH CRENSHAW BOULEVARD
Los Angeles, California 90008
(323) 296-6666
LIC. FD #243

Inglewood Park Cemetery
www.inglewoodparkcemetery.com/
720 Florence Avenue
Inglewood, California 90301
(310) 412-6500

MEMORIAL KEEPSAKE DESIGN, PRINTING & ONLINE MEMORIAL GALLERY BY:
MORGAN’S ELOQUENT DESIGNS w 310.649.0173 w Inglewood, CA 90301 • www.medprinting.net

 

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