The horrendous act of terrorism which took place during a Wednesday evening bible study was nothing short of a callous hate crime. A total of 9 individuals lost their lives. Among those were 6 black women who were mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, cousins and standout community members.
Depayne Middleton Doctor
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrABC11) June 18, 2015
Doctor was a minister, mother of four girls and sang in the church choir.
Cynthia Hurd was an employee of the Charleston County Public Library. She dedicated over 31 years of service to the institution and in honor of that, the library announced it would close all its branches Thursday.
Something extremely terrible has happened to my mom tonight, please pray for her and my family. Pray asap
— Chris Singleton (@csingleton__2) June 18, 2015
Coleman was a speech therapist, mother of three children and a beloved high school track coach.
Thompson was a mother of one daughter, the wife of Reverend Anthony Thompson and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Ethel Lee Lance
Lance was a retiree and worked at the church for more than 30 years.
87-year-old Jackson was a longtime church member and served on the usher board as well as the church choir.
Our hearts are with all of the victims and their families in Charleston, SC.