Seventeen-year-old Ivol Brown, who was fatally stabbed 11 days ago, was remembered today at his funeral for comforting a young woman who had been shot last year.
Lenita Ford told a crowd of nearly 700 at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan that she thought she would die when she was shot in the chest at a party where Brown was the DJ.
She said, "I thought that was the last day I was ever going to see life ... out there, laying there, screaming, telling God I don't want to die. He put his shirt over me, telling me, just relax, calm down, you're not going to die."
Ford recalled spending about two weeks recovering at a hospital with Brown either visiting her or calling her each day. Brown's mother, Merveline Chambers, embraced Ford tightly after she spoke.
Brown was stabbed to death on Harmon Street in Mattapan on May 31. A 19-year-old man was also stabbed but survived. Police said no arrests have been made in the case.
Brown was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain.
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