BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - Friends and family gathered today to say a final farewell to community activist Edward Carter.

Mourners packed the Elim International Fellowship in Bedford-Stuyvesant to honor his memory.

Residents say the activist will always be remembered for the hard work he put into the community.

Carter founded a youth patrol, chaired many community board committees and also started a senior center.

Carter died at the age of 77 after a long battle with cancer.  He leaves behind 33 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.