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Funeral for grandson of US Rep. Danny Davis held Saturday

Javon Wilson, 15 (Family photo)

The funeral for the grandson of Illinois Congressman Danny Davis was held Saturday.

On Friday, mourners paid their respects at the visitation for 15-year-old Javon Wilson. Wilson, a sophomore at Perspectives Charter School in the South Loop, was shot to death inside his mother's home a week ago in what investigators said was a dispute over gym shoes.

Tariq Harris, 16, and Diajae Banks, 17, have been charged with first-degree murder in Wilson's death.

"Three lives are now gone basically because of nothing at all, nonsense so it's going to take me some time to grieve with my family. I need to be strong. I need to go on because I have other children and I need to be strong for them," said Stacey Wilson, Javon's father.

Wilson's wake and funeral service took place at at Carey Tercentenary AME Church at 1448 S. Homan Ave.
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