FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Atatiana Jefferson’s funeral will be paid for by former Dallas Maverick Harrison Barnes and Malik Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Jefferson family attorney Lee Merritt.
Barnes is paying for more than half of it while Jackson will cover the rest of the cost.
Atatiana Jefferson was shot in her own home by Fort Worth officer Aaron Dean early Saturday morning while police were responding to a call about her front door being open.
Dean resigned two days after the shooting and was later arrested and charged with murder.
Funeral services for Atatiana Jefferson will take place at The Potter’s House of Dallas at 2:00 p.m. Saturday.
Bishop T.D. Jakes will deliver the eulogy and Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver remarks as well.
“It is clear that the atrocity of this shooting opens up deep wounds that preceded this recent murder case that resonates far beyond our community,” remarked Bishop Jakes. “As a resident of Fort Worth myself, I understand the pain and anger associated with this tragic loss, However, the family has asked that the funeral not be overshadowed by her death but rather that the legacy of Atatiana Jefferson be honored and celebrated for the fullness of her life,” Bishop Jakes said in a statement.