Ralph Mitchell talks about his friend as he plays a game of checkers with Mildred Wilson at the Brownsville House on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Lazaro Valdivia, 53, died on Mother’s Day. The Brownsville Christian Housing Center community of friends-turned-family chipped in to give Valdivia a proper burial.
Ralph Mitchell talks about his friend as he plays a game of checkers with Mildred Wilson at the Brownsville House on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Lazaro Valdivia, 53, died on Mother’s Day. The Brownsville Christian Housing Center community of friends-turned-family chipped in to give Valdivia a proper burial. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Ralph Mitchell talks about his friend as he plays a game of checkers with Mildred Wilson at the Brownsville House on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Lazaro Valdivia, 53, died on Mother’s Day. The Brownsville Christian Housing Center community of friends-turned-family chipped in to give Valdivia a proper burial. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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Formerly homeless residents chip in for an honorable burial of one of their own

June 19, 2015 10:07 PM

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