The church ranks among the most historic churches in New York and was founded in 1888 by five African-American women. It's also the oldest Black church in Mount Vernon, New York.
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According to their website, "[the Church] has been the fountainhead from which almost all Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal and Episcopalian churches have flowed."
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There will be a public viewing of Heavy D on Thursday, November 17th, followed by the invite-only funeral proceedings the next day. It's believed that Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, and other celebrities will be in attendance.
RIP, Heavy D.