Thursday, June 25, 2015
PASTOR CLEMENTA PINCKNEYS BODY ON DISPLAY FOR 04 HOURS.AS THE FUNERAL SERVICES ARE STARTING TO TAKE PLACE.
OTHER ROOF MURDER STORIES
IN COLUMBUS SOUTH CAROLINA.2 WHITE HORSES DRIVEN BY A DRIVER OF A LONG BLACK BUGGY. WITH THE BROWN CASKETT OF PASTOR CLEMENTA PINCKNEYS BODY IS BEING WHEELED INTO THE EMANUEL CHURCH WERE HE AND 8 OTHER CHRISTIANS WERE MURDERED ONE WEEK AGO.THE FUNERAL WILL BE FRIDAY.BUT THE PASTORS BODY WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR ALL TO SEE TILL FRIDAYS FUNERAL SERVICE.THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA NIKKI HALEY IS UNABLE TO TAKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG DOWN.SO ALL THE RACE BAITERS NEVER GOT THEIR WISH.AND THE FLAG FLYS WHILE THE CASKETT OF PASTOR PINCKNEY GOES ON DISPLAY FOR THE NEXT 04 HOURS.
THE VIEWING OF THE PASTOR IS DONE NOW.AND FRIDAY HIS FUNERAL WILL BE.TONIGHT ON THIS WEDNESDAY.THE FIRST BIBLE STUDY WILL BE HELD WERE THE 9 INNOCENT CHRISTIANS WERE MURDERED.NO FEAR TONIGHT IN THESE CHRISTIANS.ISLAMIC DEATH FOR SEX MURDER CULT.GODLESS.AND CHRISTIAN HATERS.USE WILL NOT INTIMIDATE US INTO FRIGHT.NO MATTER HOW USE TRY TO TAKE AWAY OUR FREE SPEECH.OR KILL US CHRISTIANS.TONIGHTS BIBLE STUDY. THE POWER OF LOVE.THE FEDS WILL LIKELY BE CHARGING DYLANN ROOF WITH HATE CRIMES ALSO.
PICTURES OF THE EMANUEL 9 KILLED IN SOUTH CAROLINA CHURCH
1. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, 41
The 41-year-old pastor and South Carolina state senator was the most publicly known victim of Wednesday night's shooting. Previously, Pinckney had been well-known as a community activist and supported legislation requiring police to wear body cameras. The senator also served on the Southern Mutual Insurance Company's board of directors. He leaves behind a wife and two children, according to an official government website.
2. Cynthia Hurd, 54
According to her employer, the Charleston County Public Library, Cynthia Hurd "dedicated her life to serving and improving the lives of others." Photos of Hurd smiling can be seen on the library's Flickr page. In honor of her death and 31 years of service, the library announced it would close all its branches Thursday. "Her loss is incomprehensible," the CCPL said, Buzzfeed reported.
3. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45
We love you, Coach Singleton. Gator Nation is where it is today because of your leadership. You have our thoughts and prayers.Pinckney wasn't the only religious leader taken in Wednesday's massacre. Another reverend at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was also a local high school track coach and a mother of three. The Facebook page of Goose Creek High School described their loss and said a vigil would be held in Coleman-Singleton's honor at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Her son Chris also asked for prayers from his Twitter account.
4. Tywanza Sanders, 26
The banner of Tywanza Sanders' Facebook page reads "your dreams are calling you." For him, that meant a degree from Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, in their Division of Business Administration in 2014. Sanders, who friends suggested was shy, had expressed an interest in broadcasting. In a statement reported by Buzzfeed, the school's vice president of Institutional Advancement, Flavia Eldemire, said Sanders was "a quiet, well-known student who was committed to his education." Initial reports indicate he died while protecting other members of his family.
5. Myra Thompson, 59
Myra Thompson was the wife of another religious figure, Rev. Anthony Thompson, the vicar of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church in Charleston. Church official Archbishop Foley Beach asked followers to pray in the aftermath.
6. Ethel Lee Lance, 70
Ethel Lee Lance was a grandmother and sexton at Emanuel AME when her life was taken. Her grandson Jon Quil Lance told the Post and Courier, "Granny was the heart of the family," and added she had worked in the church for more than three decades.
7. Susie Jackson, 87
Another grandmother, Susie Jackson was also a longtime member of Emanuel AME and was identified as a victim by a relative. She was also Lance's cousin, according to the Post and Courier.
8. Daniel L. Simmons, 74
The only victim who did not die at the church, 74-year-old Daniel Simmons succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital, authorities said at a press conference Thursday. Simmons, a retired pastor from another church, regularly attended Wednesday Bible study services at Emanuel AME and June 17, 2015 was, tragically, no exception, ABC News reported.
9. Depayne Middleton Doctor, 49
According to her LinkedIn profile, Doctor worked as a former manager of the U.S. Department of Commerce and graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with a Master's degree, Organizational Management.
Funeral plans for 9 people killed in Emanuel AME Church shooting - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston - Funeral plans for 9 people killed in Emanuel AME Church shootings-Posted: Jun 23, 2015 6:45 PM EST-Updated: Jun 24, 2015 9:57 AM EST
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCIV) - Several funerals and other services have been set for the nine people slain in a shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Below are details:
On Wednesday, the casket of state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME, will be in the rotunda lobby of the South Carolina Capitol for a public viewing from 1-5 p.m., according to Leevy's Funeral Home in Columbia.Two other public viewings will be held Thursday. The first will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ridgeland. The second will be from 6-8 p.m. at Emanuel AME in Charleston.Pinckney's funeral will take place Friday at 11 a.m. at TD Arena on the College of Charleston campus, with President Barack Obama scheduled to deliver the eulogy. Burial will take place directly afterward at African Methodist Episcopal Church in Marion.
Services for Sharonda Coleman-Singleton will be held on Thursday at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston. A viewing will take place starting at 10 a.m.immediately followed by an Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony. Funeral services start at the church at 2 p.m..
A wake will run from 8:30-10 p.m. Friday at the Emanuel AME in Charleston. A ceremony will be conducted during the first half hour by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, of which Hurd was a member.Hurd's funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Emanuel AME, including a burial service at the church cemetery.
The 16 branches of the Charleston Public Library, where Hurd worked, will close Saturday to allow staff to attend the service.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel AME in Charleston, according to Murray's Mortuary in North Charleston. Sanders' aunt was Susie Jackson and their funeral will be held at the same time.
Funeral arrangements are being finalized. They are likely to be released Wednesday, according to The Palmetto Mortuary in Charleston.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., and the funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, according to The Palmetto Mortuary.
Arrangements are pending for the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., a minister at Emanuel AME. Flowers and gifts can be sent to New Life Church in Hampton, Virginia, according to granddaughter Ava Simmons.
Funeral arrangements are being finalized, and are likely to be released on Wednesday, according to The Palmetto Mortuary in Charleston.
Funeral services will held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel AME in Charleston. Jackson was Sanders' aunt and their funerals will be held together.
Clementa Pinckney Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know-Published 12:50 am EDT, June 18, 2015 Updated 9:57 am EDT, June 19, 2015 By Tom Cleary
Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a South Carolina state senator and the pastor of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was fatally shot in a mass shooting at the church Wednesday night that left nine dead, NBC News reports.Pinckney, 41, and several others were shot at the historic black church by a white gunman. The shooting happened during a prayer meeting.The gunman has been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof. He remains at-large. Pinckney’s sister, whose name hasn’t been released, was also shot at the church, according to ABC News 4. It was not immediately known if she was killed.According to the Charleston Post and Courier, the shooting was reported at about 9 p.m. An official with the NAACP told the newspaper that the gunman entered the prayer meeting, sat down with the group for a little while and then opened fire, killing nine.One survivor was left to “tell the story,” the newspaper reports.“An evil and hateful person took the lives of citizens who had come to worship and pray together,” Mayor Joe Riley said at a press conference.
2. Pinckney Was the Youngest African-American in South Carolina’s History to be Elected to the Legislature-Pinckney has been in South Carolina’s legislature since 1996, when he was elected as a state representative at the age of 23, according to his biography on the church’s website. He was the youngest African American ever elected to the legislature.He was then elected to the State Senate in 2000.A Beaufort, South Carolina, native, Pinckney graduated from Allen University in 1995, was a Princeton University Research Fellow in 1994, earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of South Carolina in 1999 and studied at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, according to his state senate website.“It is a devastating loss and that’s putting it mildly,” said Reverend Joseph Darby, the presiding elder at Beaufort AME Church, in an interview on MSNBC. “He was an advocate for the people, he was a very caring and competent pastor, and he was a very brave man. Brave men sometimes die difficult deaths. He would’ve wanted to go out serving the people, it’s unfortunate that he’s gone.”In 1999, Ebony Magazine named him as one of the African American community’s 30 leaders of the future.Pinckney spoke about his inspirations in a 1999 profile by the Savannah Morning News, saying “In life, we are all faced with the opportunity to serve. It is at times a hard choice to make but those hard choices yield great rewards. Those rewards are mostly for others and not for ourselves. That’s what service is all about.”Pinckney also told the newspaper, which named him one of its 20 Under 40:In life, we are all faced with the opportunity to serve. It is at times a hard choice to make but those hard choices yield great rewards. Those rewards are mostly for others and not for ourselves. That’s what service is all about.Pinckney and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Eliana and Malana. They live in Ridgeland, South Carolina.
The couple married in October 1999.
According to a Savannah Morning News article from 1999, Pinckney met the former Jennifer Benjamin in 1993 when he was a student at Allen University and she was at the University of South Carolina.
4. He Has Been a Pastor Since He Was 18.Pinckney began preaching at 13 and was first appointed to pastor at 18, according to the church’s website. He was named pastor at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2010.He was a fourth-generation pastor. His great-grandfather, Reverend Lorenzo Stevenson, sued the Democratic party to end white-only primaries, according to the Charleston Post and Courier. His uncle, Reverend Levern Stevenson, fought to desegregate school buses in Jasper County in the 1960s and 1970s.In 1999, at 26 and just before his marriage, Pinckney became the pastor at Mt. Horr AME Church on Yonges Island in Charleston County, according to an article in the Savannah Morning News from the time.“That (the ministry) is my first love,” he told the newspaper. “I see everything I do as an extension of the ministry. It’s all about service. In the community, in the African American community, one person ought to say something and that is the minister. The minster is paid by the people. He doesn’t work for a big company. He doesn’t represent a particular special interest.”He also has preached in Columbia and Beaufort, South Carolina.5. He Stood Alongside Other Pastors at Rallies After the Walter Scott Shooting-Pinckney and other South Carolina pastors recently held rallies after the shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, by a white North Charleston police officer, Michael Slager. The shooting stirred up racial tensions in the Charleston region.He also played a key role in pushing for body camera legislation, co-sponsoring a bill that was recently signed into law by the governor.Tom Cleary is a reporter and editor for Heavy.com.
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