Irving Plaza Shooting Victim Ronald McPhatter Remembered at New York Funeral
Troy Ave’s longtime friend, Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter, who was the only fatality in the shooting melee at Irving Plaza, was laid to rest at Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Saturday (June 5).
Hundreds of friends and family came to the church to bid farewell to the 30-year-old fitness trainer.
“Everybody knew Edgar,” Loretta McDonald, one of McPhatter’s many aunts, told the New York Daily News. “Edgar was a polite young gentleman who wanted good things for these young guys coming up. He wanted good things for everyone. He really did.”
According to reports, McPhatter was dressed in all-white as he lay in the casket under a huge arrangement of red roses with a red-ribbon sash on top. Next to his coffin was a heart-shaped flower display that featured the letters of B$B, the initials of Troy Ave's crew.
During the service, McPhatter’s mother, Pastor Rosetta McPhatter, asked that people send prayers to Troy Ave, who is currently being held in police custody facing attempted murder charges.
"I just wanted to share with you all, if you're righteous people that pray, pray for Troy Ave," she said. "He needs your prayers and is going through a lot right now."
After the ceremony, McPhatter's mother and brother, Shanduke, along with other mourners gathered outside of the church and sent hundreds of white balloons to the sky in memory of Ronald McPhatter.
We want to express our sincerest condolences to the McPhatter family. May Ronald (Edgar) McPhatter rest in peace.