Ryan Brown, 15 died in a tragic accident on Monday, but his family’s church refuses to bury the teen because of a dispute over the church’s finances, reports MyFOXMemphis.com.
“What happened was his brother was trying to get the dogs apart, my other nephew was throwing a pan to hit the dog, the pit bull, my nephew stood up and caught the blunt of the pan, and resulted in it lodged into his skull,” said Brown’s aunt, Stephanie Keller.
“He was a wonderful guy, he had a really good spirit, quiet, loved basketball, loved football, just a wonderful child, wonderful student,” Keller said.
The family had every intention of burying Ryan at their church, until they received a shocking call from their pastor Wednesday.
“He said he was advised by his attorney not to let us have the services here, because we’re questioning some things financially that are going on here at our church,” Keller said.
“My sister, it just threw her for a loop, it was like adding fuel to the fire,” Keller said, “She’s just extremely hurt, still, still, still distraught.”
“We are members of this church, my nephew was baptized here,” she added.
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