Thursday, June 18, 2015

Charleston: Prayers for the murdered

Clementa C. Pinckney 41– The longtime state legislator and pastor of Emanuel African Methodist church (where the shooting took place) was the first victim to be identified.

Tywanza Sanders, 26 – Allen University in Columbia confirmed Sanders, one of the school’s alumni, was participating in Wednesday night’s Bible study session when he was killed in the shooting. He graduated just last year with a degree in business administration.

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45 – The mother, track coach and reverend at Emanuel African Methodist church, was also killed in the shooting.

Cynthia Hurd, 54 – Charleston County Public Library released a statement saying it was devastated by the “senseless shootings” on Wednesday night that killed one of its own, St. Andrews regional library manager Cynthia Hurd.

Ethel Lance, 70—According to the Post and Courier, Lance had worked for 30 years at the church. “I’m lost, I’m lost,” Lance’s grandson, Jon Quil Lance, told The Post And Courier. He described her as “the heart of the family.”

 Susie Jackson, 87 – According to the Post and Courier, Jackson was Lance’s cousin and a long-time church member.

Depayne Middleton-Doctor, 49 – The Charleston County coroner identified Middleton-Doctor as a reverend who retired in 2005 as the director of a community development block program of Charleston County.

 Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74—The coroner said Simmons was the only individual who did not die at the church. He was transported to a nearby hospital after the shooting but died in the operating room.

Myra Thompson, 59 – The Post and Courier identified her as a pastor of the church. She was an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, according to the Greenville News.

More on the slain here.  (with pictures.)

Praying for them, and all who love them.

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