Man Apologizes for his Comment at Funeral
(Memphis) We all know that words can be powerful and one man’s sentence caused chaos at a funeral for a 3-year-old boy.
“The comment wasn’t supposed to come out that way,” said the man, who wanted to remain anonymous.
In the middle of the service, people stood up. Family members left the building. Women cried.
“Did you know who the man was?” asked Reporter Sabrina Hall.
” No,” said Erica Page, the aunt of Maurice Brown Jr. “He made that announcement when he got up that he was no kin to either side. He was no friend of the family. He was just a person who wanted to make a comment.”
And this is what the man said: “A little child was born and lost his life from a father not being a father.”
The comment came just days after Maurice Brown Jr. had been found dead in a dumpster and the boy’s father had been placed under arrest and then charged with murder.
Despite that, the funeral was supposed to be a day of peace.
”Everything should have went beautifully,” the man said. “And I do apologize.”
The man didn’t want us to reveal his face or name because he doesn’t want to be the center of anymore negative attention, but he says he feels sad about what happened.
We showed his apology to the boy’s aunt, Erica Page and she says, in her eyes, the man has been forgiven.
“I appreciate his apology because it did get out of hand, so I appreciate his apology,” she said.
“It’s been awkward. It’s been one of those awkward situations,” the man said.
Meanwhile, the man says he is still dealing with public scrutiny and regret.
“I just wanted to offer my condolences to the mother and to the family,” he said.
He says when he made that comment about the boy’s father, it wasn’t meant to blame or point fingers. He says he doesn’t know Maurice Brown Sr. or whether he is guilty of murdering his child. He says that is something the justice system will decide.