Two caskets. One family.

  • Jackie Lane recites a poem she wrote for Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, who were mourned Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Amanda Brewer, the first cousin of a man killed Sept. 2 by gunfire, attends a double funeral for the man and his mother on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013. The service for Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, drew approximately 150 family members and friends to Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks after Hyppolite's death. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Charlie Byrdo Jr. comforts his cousin, Elizabeth Dames, at a funeral for Dames's sister and nephew on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, died within weeks of each other. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Relatives of Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, stand near their caskets on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 245 NW Eighth St. in Miami's Overtown community. The double funeral for mother and son -- he, killed Sept. 2 by gunfire; she, dead of a broken heart just weeks later -- drew approximately 150 family members and friends. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mourners file past the caskets of Melinda Brewer, 46, left; and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 245 NW Eighth St. in Miami's Overtown community. The double funeral for mother and son -- he, killed Sept. 2 by gunfire; she, dead of a broken heart just weeks later -- drew approximately 150 family members and friends. The burial will be Sunday, Sept. 23, 2013 at Forest Lawn Central in Fort Lauderdale. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mourners raise their hands during a musical interlude at a double funeral for Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Virline Brewer, center, and one of her daughters, Laketa Freeman, are comforted by another mourner at the funeral of Brewer's daughter, Melinda Brewer, 46, and grandson, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26. The funeral was Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Apostle Sonja Carter of Centurion Apostolic International Ministries in Miami, delivers a rousing sermon to about 150 people attending a funeral for Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. The funeral was Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mourners pay their respects as they file past the caskets of Melinda Brewer, 46, right; and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 245 NW Eighth St. in Miami's Overtown community. The double funeral for mother and son -- he, killed Sept. 2 by gunfire; she, dead of a broken heart just weeks later -- drew approximately 150 family members and friends. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Religious leaders lead the start of a double funeral for Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church in Miami's Overtown community. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire Sept. 2, and Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mourners stand in line to pay their respects to Melinda Brewer, 46, and her son, Demetrius Hyppolite, 26, on Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2013 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 245 NW Eighth St. in Miami's Overtown community. Hyppolite was killed by gunfire on Sept. 2; Brewer is said to have died of a broken heart just weeks later. The double funeral drew approximately 150 family members and friends. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Demetrius Hyppolite, who died in an Overtown shooting, was buried with his mother, Melinda Brewer, who had a heart attack 10 days after his death. The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Family photo

  • Demetrius Hyppolite, who died in an Overtown shooting, was buried with his mother, Melinda Brewer, who had a heart attack 10 days after his death. The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

  • Melinda Brewer, who had a heart attack 10 days after the shooting death of her son, Demetrius Hyppolite. A double funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Family photo

  • Melinda Brewer with son Demetrius in the 1980s. Brewer had a heart attack 10 days after the shooting death of her son, Demetrius Hyppolite. A double funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Family photo