Voletta Wallace, who lost her rapper son Biggie Smalls in a 1997 drive-by shooting, and Sybrina Fulton, whose unarmed teen son Trayvon Martin was gunned down in 2012, are expected to honor Shakur at a Saturday service in her native Lumberton, N.C., according to Confidenti@l.
Shakur had reached out to both Wallace and Fulton after the deaths of their sons.
Several local choirs will also pay their respects to the activist, who was a generous contributor to the town’s library. Rapper Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Tate, won’t be able to attend because of a death in her own family.
Shakur, 69, died May 2 in Sausalito, Calif., from an apparent heart attack, police said at the time. The former Black Panther inspired her son’s work before his 1996 shooting death, after which she took control of his estate.
She is survived by her 40-year-old daughter Sekyiwa Shakur, who will shepherd her ashes from California to the Tar Heel State, sources told The News.