George Floyd’s funeral will feature a guest who knows all too well the pain of losing a son to racial violence — because Ahmaud Arbery’s mom, Wanda Cooper, will be in attendance.
Wanda’s attorney, Lee Merritt, tells TMZ … she will be among those there in person Monday for George’s funeral procession in his hometown of Houston. She’ll be attending with Lee, although it doesn’t sound like she’s set to speak at this point in time.
We’re told the program is still being worked out, so it’s possible she may share a few words — but for now … she’s simply attending and paying her respects. Merritt tells us Wanda got connected to George’s fam through their own family attorney, Ben Crump.
Of course, Wanda herself is in her own battle for justice over the killing of her 25-year-old son, Ahmaud, who was chased and gunned down by Travis McMichael, with the help of his father, Gregory. Both have been arrested and charged with murder/aggravated assault.
We already knew Wanda had recently sought to connect with Trayvon Martin’s family — now, it looks like she’s connected with a family who’s dealing with an even more recent tragedy.
No doubt … Wanda’s appearance Monday should prove to be a powerful moment in what’s been an historic past few months on the issue of police brutality against African-Americans.