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Baton Rouge celebrates life of civic leader Sadie Roberts-Joseph

Sadie Roberts-Joseph
Posted at 10:37 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 11:37:49-04

Today, members of the Baton Rouge Community have gathered at Living Faith Christian Center to celebrate the life of Sadie Roberts-Joseph.

Services were set to begin at 10:00 am.

To watch the services from WBRZ, click here.

Those in attendance were asked to wear black or African-print clothing.

Roberts-Joseph, a civil rights activist, artist and icon, was found suffocated to death in the trunk of her car on Friday, July 12.

READ MORE: Baton Rouge civic leader was suffocated, police say

Convicted sex offender, Ronn Jermaine Bell, who had been living as a tenet of Roberts-Joseph was arrested and booked on Tuesday, July 16 in connection with her slaying. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

READ MORE: BRPD: Sex offender killed civic leader over back rent