Jerry Mondesire to be Laid to Rest Wednesday

The former president of the Philadelphia branch of the NAACP will be laid to rest Wednesday the 14th, on his birthday.

Funeral services for Jerry Mondesire will be held at 11 a.m. at Bright Hope Baptist Church in North Philadelphia.

Mondesire died Sunday after complications from an aneurysm.

He led the Philly chapter for 17 years.

He was also the founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Sun and co-founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.