Memorial service to be held for Afeni Shakur
Florence Anthony | 5/20/2016, 5:14 p.m.
The family of the late Afeni Shakur will be holding a memorial service for the mother of slain rapper Tupac Shakur later this month at a church in her hometown of Lumberton, N.C. After her remains were claimed by her estranged husband, Gust Davis, Shakur was cremated in Sausalito, Calif. Davis turned her ashes over to Shakur’s daughter, Sekuywa Shakur. There is no word on whether or not Sekuywa will be taking her mother’s ashes to Lumberton for the service. According to sources, Davis, who resides on Afeni’s farm in Lumberton, is planning to hold his own memorial service. Davis and Shakur had been separated for a year before her death.
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