Remembering the Victims of the Charleston Shooting

All 9 names of the Charleston Shooting victims were released on Thursday. There were three survivors of the incident, one of them a 5 year-old girl. Here are the names of the victims of the tragedy and some background information about their lives.


Tywanza Sanders, age 26


-2014 Allen University grad
-worked at a barbershop in the the community
-died trying to save a family member, throwing himself in front of them and taking the bullet instead

Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, age 45

-Speech Language Pathologist at Goose Greek High School
-mother of three
-coached girls' track team at the high school

Senator Clementa Pinckney, age 41


pastor of Emanuel AME Church
-preached in churches since age 13
-served in South Carolina Congress since age 23

Cynthia Hurd, age 53

-branch manager at Charleston County public library
-worked there for over 30 years
-All 16 Charleston libraries closed in her honor

Myra Thompson, age 59


-also a member of Big Bethel, one of four historic black churches in Auburn, GA
-death confirmed by daughter Denise Quarles

Susie Jackson, age 87

-longtime member of Emanuel AME Church
-still sang in the church's choir
-grandmother

Depayne Middleton-Doctor, age 49


-minister
-retired government employee
-mother of 4 girls


Ethel Lee Lance, age 70


-grandmother
-retired Gilliard Center employee
-recently worked as a church janitor

Daniel L. Simmons, Sr., age 74


-regular member of Emanuel AME Church
-member of the church's ministerial staff
-attended bible study every Wednesday


-Matre' Grant
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