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Thousands Mourn Passing of Bishop Brookins
By Sentinel News Service
Published June 7, 2012

Rev. Rosalynn & Sir-Wellington Brookins and Rev. Jesse Jackson
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who counted Bishop Brookins as his mentor, expresses condolences to the Rev. Rosalynn and Sir-Wellington Brookins.

Farewell to Bishop Hamel Hartford Brookins

(all photos courtesy of FAME Church/Clayton Everett)

Bishop John Bryant & Bishop T. Larry Kirkland
Ten Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church attended the service for retired Bishop H. H. Brookins.  Bishop John H. Bryant (left) of the Fourth Episcopal District officiated and Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., of the Fifth Episcopal District delivered the eulogy.  Bishop Brookins was a mentor to Bishop Kirkland and appointed him as the first pastor of Brookins Community A.M.E. Church in Los Angeles in 1977.

Brookins Family
The Rev. Francine, Steven, Sir-Wellington and the Rev. Rosalynn Brookins.

Dignitaries at Bishop Brookins service
Seated from right are California Gov. Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Percy Pickney, Senior Rep. for U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein; and Sentinel Executive Publisher Danny Bakewell, Sr.

 

Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray
The Rev. Dr. Cecil ‘Chip’ Murray was appointed by Bishop Brookins as pastor of First A.M.E. Church in 1977.

Dove Ceremony at Brookins AME Church
The Brookins family released doves in front of Brookins A.M.E. as church members look on.


Elders and Ministers

Many clergy from throughout the country attended the service.

 

Categories: Religion

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