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Sunday, February 05, 2006 - Tributes continue for Coretta Scott King - Feb 5, 2006 - Tributes continue for Coretta Scott King - Feb 5, 2006: "'Praise God for Coretta Scott King; let the heavens rejoice for the witness of our sister,' the Rev. Raphael Warnock said after a rendition of 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' stirred the Atlanta, Georgia, congregation.
Later, in the church's Heritage Sanctuary, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference/WOMEN also honored the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for her quiet and courageous strength as a leader, wife and mother.
Atlanta's Mayor Shirley Franklin thanked King and others who worked 'so that someone who was African-American and female could lead this great city.'

In Detroit, Michigan, the Rev. Al Sharpton remembered King at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church's Sunday service.
'Mrs. King is not history because she is dignified,' Sharpton said. 'Yes, she was dignified. Yes, she had grace. Yes, she was regal, but that doesn't make her history. She is history because her husband and her stood up for what was right.'
On Monday, King's body will lie in honor in Ebenezer's Heritage Sanctuary in the historically black Atlanta neighborhood where her late husband was born.

Across the street in the church's Horizon Sanctuary, Sharpton and several other civil rights leaders, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, fomer Ambassador Andrew Young and the Rev. Joseph Lowery, will attend a service remembering King Monday night.

'It's the least we can do for the many sacrifices she made,' Warnock said. 'It is fitting for us to honor her. We join with people all over the world in celebration of her life.'
King's funeral will be held at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, where the Kings' youngest child, Bernice, is a minister."

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