ATLANTA – Hundreds mourned the loss of Coretta Scott King at the Sunday services of Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in the 1960s and the civil rights matriarch remained a member until her death.
"Praise God for Coretta Scott King, let the heavens rejoice for the witness of our sister," the Rev. Raphael Warnock said after a rousing rendition of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" stirred the congregation.
A tribute to King also was planned Sunday in the historically black Atlanta neighborhood where her late husband was born.
On Saturday, thousands of mourners poured into the Georgia Capitol rotunda to pay tribute to King, the first woman and the first black person to lie in honor in what once was once a seat of segregation.
King, known as the "first lady of the civil rights movement," died Monday at age 78. She had been at an alternative medicine clinic in Mexico, where doctors said she was battling advanced ovarian cancer. She also had been recovering from a serious stroke and heart attack.