DOTHAN, Ala. -- Ada Sharpton, mother of Rev. Al Sharpton, passed away early Thursday morning at age 87.
A spokeswoman for Rev. Sharpton said Ada suffered from Alzheimer's disease and dementia near the end of her life. She lived in Dothan, Ala.
Rev. Sharpton is currently on his way to the Trayvon Martin rally in Florida. He will head to Alabama to make funeral arrangements after the rally, according to a statement.