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Grieving mothers offer advice to Michael Brown's mother

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Grieving mothers Valerie Bell and Sybrina Fulton offer advice to the mother of Michael Brown. (Source: CNN) Grieving mothers Valerie Bell and Sybrina Fulton offer advice to the mother of Michael Brown. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - Michael was laid to rest Monday, more than two weeks after he was shot and killed by a Missouri police officer.

As his family copes with saying good-bye, his mother Lesley McSpadden is receiving support from two women who know her pain far too well.

Sybrina Fulton lost her son Trayvon Martin in 2012 when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

Valerie Bell's son, Sean Bell, died when he was shot by New York City police in 2006.

In a CNN exclusive, the three mothers came together to speak about their loss.

Bell had this advice for Brown's mother.

"Keep the memories in your heart. That's going to help you to continue to carry on with your son and believing and having faith in God will also help you, and the close family members," Bell said. "That's what keeps me, the memories of my son. He always used to tell me 'ma, I got this.' so I'm telling you 'ma, you got this.' It’s okay to cry, scream. I still do. It’s eight years,but you got this."

Fulton says McSpadden should focus on the happier times.

“You have to focus on when he was smiling, on his first day of school, and you have to have to focus on Christmas Day and things like that. The happier times,” Fulton said. “Put a picture up of when he was happy. You have to focus on those. Just don't focus on the death.”

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