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      Funeral held for Minister Bernadine Layton, survivor of 16th St. Baptist Church bombing

      A funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, for Bernadine Layton, a Birmingham-area minister and survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in 1963.

      Minister Bernadine Layton, who was well-known as one of the survivors of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, died Jan. 10 and a "Homegoing" service for her was held at noon Saturday.

      Those who knew her say she had a forgiving spirit, even forgiving those responsible for the bombing that killed four young girls.

      Layton dedicated her time as the spokesperson for the Re-digging of the Wells Ministries to introduce people to religion in a non-denominational format.

      Family and friends attended her service at Living Church Ministries on Omega Street in Birmingham.

      You can read Bernadine's obituary here.