High Profile “Good Neighbor” Killed By Shot Fired By Chicago Police
Funeral services for MS. BETTIE JONES, an accidental victim shot by Chicago Police on the Westside in the early morning the day after Christmas, will be held today, WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2016. The wake begins at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m.
Ms. Jones was the mother of five and the grandmother of ten. She worked in a local bakery and supported the work of the Action Now community advocate group.
Services will be held at:
NEW MOUNT PILGRIM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
4301 WEST WASHINGTON BOULEVARD
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60624
Rev. Marshall E. Hatch, Senior Pastor
“Bettie had just had a spirit-filled time of fellowship on Christmas Day, and she had purposes to renew her faith on the last Sunday of the year,” said Rev. Marshall Hatch, senior pastor of New Mount Pilgrim Church and chairman of the Leader’s Network. “We find it hard to believe that she was killed by the police, while trying to help the police and her neighbor. We will not rest until we find out what really happened to Bettie. We will celebrate her life, even though we have a lot of unanswered questions,” concluded Hatch.
“Our celebration for Bettie Jones will be bittersweet,” asserts Rev. Ira Acree of Greater St. John Church and co-chairman of the Leader’s Network. “Our community has lost trust in the police, the Cook County state’s attorney, IPRA, and, quite frankly, the Mayor. It’s hard to hope for justice when the police force behaves like an occupying force,” Acree says.