Mourners Say Goodbye To Rapper Chinx, Drive-By Shooting Victim, At Funeral With Heavy NYPD Presence

May 26, 2015

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Photos of slain rapper Lionel (Chinx) Pickens during happier times were on display at his funeral at the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York.


The widow of slain rapper Chinx wore white and many of the mourners filing into a Queens cathedral to say farewell Tuesday were clad in black.

But all around the Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York the dominant color was blue — NYPD blue.

Extra cops were on hand to provide security as the wake and funeral of the 31-year-old entertainer got underway.

Before the service started, friends and loved ones filed inside to pay their respects at the open brown casket where Chinx lay dressed in a gray suit and surrounded by white roses.

His grieving wife, Janelli Caceres, wore white jeans and a white top with the words “Baby Chinx” emblazoned on the back.

Two large screens set up on the cathedral stage showed photographs of Chinx in happier days — with his wife and their three kids, at birthday bashes, hanging with friends.

Born Lionel Pickens, he was described in the funeral program as a “jokester” who “influenced many with his music and his drive to get to the top of the hip-hop industry.”


via – NDN