Former star of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has stated that it was an honor to direct Rayshard Brooks’ funeral.
Phaedra is a licensed funeral director and mortician and was asked by the Brooks family to direct the funeral for Brooks, 27, who was fatally shot by Atlanta police on June 12.
“It was an honor to serve the family, to help them at that very hard moment,” she told Page Six.
“They have four children,” she continued. “I’m a mother of two beautiful African American boys and I can only imagine having to bury a spouse and knowing you’ve got these beautiful children and you have this expectation of raising in a two-parent household.”
Phaedra currently stars on We TV’s Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition alongside her actor boyfriend, Medina Islam.
“It gave us both a lot of insight and knowledge on what marriage would look like for us,” she said of her time on the show. “I don’t want to give the show away, but it was definitely extremely helpful. We came out knowing we had both grown individually and as a couple.”