Sharon Scott Laid to Rest

By: Chris Brennaman
By: Chris Brennaman

Meridian police say Sharon Scott took her own life while she was in a holding cell alone, but family members say they still have questions about what happened.

Scott's funeral was held Tuesday morning at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian.

During the eulogy, Pastor Willie Ray Clark spoke to Scott's family and friends.

"I want to encourage the family, so they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength," said Rev. Clark. "They shall mount up with wings of eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. "

Scott's family says it is very grateful for all of the support from the community, and especially for all of the prayers for the family.

Sharon Scott was arrested late in the evening on April 11. She was found dead in her cell the next morning around 4:00 a.m.

A couple of days later, family members met with the NAACP to discuss the situation and go over options. A candlelight vigil was held in Scott's memory on Sunday.

Family members haven't yet said whether they plan to take any kind of action against the police department.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe of the circumstances.

In a previous interview, Police Chief Benny Dubose said he sympathizes with the Scott family, but he believes the investigation will reveal no wrongdoing.

Check out Chris Brennaman's blog: newscenter11.blogspot.com


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