Funeral for grandson of US Rep. Danny Davis held Saturday

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Monday, November 21, 2016
Javon Wilson
Javon Wilson, 15
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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.