Statement Regarding the Passing of Reverend Al Sharpton’s Mother Ada Sharpton—
Thursday, March 22, 2012 — Ada Sharpton, the mother of Reverend Al Sharpton, passed away in the early morning hours today in Dothan, Alabama, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She was 87-years-old. Her son Rev. Al Sharpton was informed while boarding a flight to Florida for his rally for Trayvon Martin. Rev. Sharpton will head to Alabama to make funeral arrangements following the protest in Florida. He is accompanied on the flight by former New York Governor David Paterson.