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Kingston Frazier's Celebration Of Life

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Celebration of Life. Hundreds gathered Friday in Jackson to say goodbye to Kingston Frazier.

The six-year-old was kidnapped and killed last week.

This celebration of Kingston Frazier's life lasted nearly three hours.

His family and people from all over the metro gathered to pray together, saying their final goodbyes to a little boy we've all grown to know and love over the past week.

At age 6 he showed skills to be great on the court says Kingston Frazier's  Basketball coach, Martez Hopkins, one of hundreds who gathered to pay their final respects. 

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Martez Hopkins said, "For the moments he was here were just so proud of Kingston as an organization were really proud of Kingston, what he was able to get accomplished in such a short period of time."

Sheriff Randy Tucker was also in attendance, a member of one of several law enforcement agencies that worked quickly to make three arrests in his case.
Sheriff Tucker said, "It's a sad thought that something like this has to happen before we all come together and work together to improve our community."

The Archie and Frazier families dressed in green to symbolize growth, as they escorted the casket into the packed sanctuary, for a program filled with songs and prayers and uplifting messages.  Every seat in the church was filled.

Bishop Ronnie Crudup who said the opening prayer stated, "We've got to wake up and be more diligent with our children especially to make to make sure not only that our children are not victimized, but that our children are not the perpetrators."

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber also selected to speak told the crowd, "We've got to learn how to literally love the hell out of people. We can't change each other, but we can love each other until we change."

Kingston's tragic death touching so many lives, now inspiring a movement, community leaders hoping to affect change.  

Chief Lee Vance said, "Kingston's place in heaven is already reserved and is now occupied. So Kingston is going to be OK, but what about the rest of us?  What are we charged to do?  I'm here to say that were charged to make Kingston's death a catalyst for change."

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Kingston's live cut short at just six years old.  Community leaders, who are also parents, heartbroken by his murder.  

Chokwe Antar Lumumba who is the Democratic nominee for Mayor of Jackson was on the program to speak words of comfort said, "We thank the Lord for young Kingston's life. We thank him for bringing us together and allowing us to see the condition of our lives, and the condition of our world."

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