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Michael Brown's father asks for 'day of silence' as he prepares to lay his son to rest Monday

  • Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, second from left, stands next to her cousin, Eric Davis, as he addresses  the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

    Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, second from left, stands next to her cousin, Eric Davis, as he addresses the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, appears at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)

    Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, appears at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracey Martin, right, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

    Sybrina Fulton, left, and Tracey Martin, right, the parents of Trayvon Martin, speak to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. Louis. Hundreds of people gathered in St. Louis’ largest city park Sunday at a festival that promoted peace over violence. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)  (The Associated Press)

After weeks of community protests, the family of Michael Brown is asking for silence and peace as they lay him to rest.

The funeral Monday will be a chance for people to focus on mourning the 18-year-old who liked computer games and had been eager to start college.

Brown's great uncle, a pastor, will deliver the eulogy. The Rev. Al Sharpton is also expected to speak. Sharpton says the day should be about Brown's legacy and people's memories.

Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 by a white officer.

Protesters have taken to the streets of Ferguson, calling for change and drawing national attention to issues surrounding race and policing.

A grand jury is considering evidence in the case. A federal investigation is also underway.