Saturday, August 16, 2008

Quotes from Bernie Mac's memorial service

It had taken place this morning at the House of Hope located in the Pullman neighborhood on 115th Street just off of the Calumet (or Bishop Ford) Expressway. From AP:
"To me, Bernie was more than a TV uncle. He was a mentor and someone I truly looked up to. He was the embodiment of kindness, professionalism and generosity." _ Jeremy Suarez, who played Jordan, Mac's nephew, on television's "The Bernie Mac Show."

"He went from 103rd Street and (Martin Luther) King Drive to Beverly Hills. From the wheel of a Wonder Bread truck to a world of wonder. He had plans to do one more tour, but somebody must have told God that he was good." _ Ali Leroi, Mac's longtime joke writer.

"One of the hardest things for a black man is to be an individual. Bernie Mac was a man. He stood alone." _ Comedian D.L. Hughley.

"Bernie said he always walked alone, we've heard it a thousand times. But I don't think he walked alone. He walked with Jesus." _ Comedian Steve Harvey.
Mayor Daley and state treasurer Alexis Giannoulis was quoted in this brief article. I wonder if they really know anything about the late great comedian.

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