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In Loving Memory of Henry London, Jr.

January 10, 2019 Leave a comment
henry at family gathering

Henry London, Jr. at Family Gathering

On Monday, January 7, 2019 my family lost one of our beloved family members – Henry London, Jr. He is very dear to our hearts. You see, my cousin was “wrongfully shot” by police officers in 1972. A place was being robbed, he picked up the phone to call the police to report it, the police came to the scene and shot the wrong person.

From that shooting, Henry was paralyzed from the waist down – to never walk again. After the shooting, he lived a productive and love-filled life. He had some medical challenges throughout the years, but he would always come out successfully. He was one of the first people in Baton Rouge, La to have van designed for paralyzed drivers. He was a father and grandfather. He touched so many different lives  (family and a host of friends) with his encouragement, correction, laughter and love. At times, I would spend hours talking with him when I went over to visit.

On Sunday, January 6, 2019 he took sick at home and was rushed to the hospital. It was discovered that his body had an infection. He fought a good fight. When we visited him Monday in the hospital he wasn’t awake, but when his mother began talking to him, he responded with body movements, as best he could. He would do the same type of response when his close friends came and would talk to him. Amazing!!!

Henry lived an additional “47 Years” after the police shooting that left him paralyzed.

His Celebration of Life Ceremony will be Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10am at the Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

We need your prayers as we welcome traveling family members and as we greet community members and friends who are calling and stopping by offering their condolences.

Thank you your prayers.

Minister Ginger London

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