Friday, June 19, 2015

The Tragedy of Charleston

The barbaric murders of nine Christian worshipers at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is such an horrible tragedy,
an unthinkable act of hatred.  
Remember these 9 innocent lives~ lived in peace,
the peace of Jesus Christ, yet killed by the unjust hatred of Satan:

Rev. Clementa Pinckney,
Pinckney, 41, was a pastor at Emanuel AME and a widely respected state senator. "Sen. Pinckney was a legend," said fellow state Sen. Marlon Kimpton on CNN. "He was the moral compass of the state Senate."
Susie Jackson,
The 87-year-old was a longtime church patron and Ethel Lance's cousin.
Daniel Simmons,
The 74-year-old was a ministry staff member at Emanuel AME and the former pastor of Greater Zion AME Church in the nearby town of Awendaw.
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton,

Coleman-Singleton, also a pastor at the church, was a track/field coach at Goose Creek High School near Charleston. "I saw her at work everyday and she always had a smile on her face," Chris Pond, the baseball coach at Goose Creek, said.
Ethel Lance,
The 70-year-old grandmother had worked at Emanuel AME for more than three decades. Her grandson Jon Quil Lance told the Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston that Lance was a hardworking Christian and "the heart of the family."
Tywanza Sanders,
Lady June Cole, the interim president of Allen University, said on Thursday that Tywanza Sanders, a 2014 graduate of the small historically black university in Columbia, S.C., was killed in the shooting. Cole called Sanders a "quiet, well-known student who was committed to his education" and who "presented a warm and helpful spirit."
Cynthia Hurd,
"Cynthia was a tireless servant of the community who spent her life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth,"
Myra Thompson,
Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church of North America wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday that Myra Thompson, the wife of the Rev. Anthony Thompson of Charleston's Holy Trinity REC Church, was killed in the attack.
Rev. Depayne Middleton-Doctor.
The 49-year-old mother of four sang in the church choir.

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The suspected killer has been captured alive, and will stand trial, and receive his punishment.

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