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Eulogy: For Reverend Daniel Simmons, Sr.
Reverend Daniel Simmons, Sr., a 74-year-old Vietnam vet, longtime pastor, father, and grandfather.
Eulogy: For Myra Thompson
Myra Thompson, a retired teacher, guidance counselor, wife, mother, grandmother, and newly certified preacher.
Eulogy: For Ethel Lee Lance
Ethel Lee Lance, a 70-year-old church sexton with five children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Eulogy: For Susie Jackson
Susie Jackson, an 87-year-old mother of two, family matriarch, devout Christian, church trustee, and eldest victim.
Eulogy: For TyWanza Sanders
TyWanza Sanders, a 26-year-old graduate of Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, who died trying to save his grandmother.
Eulogy: For Reverend Sharonda Coleman-Singleton
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a reverend, track coach, speech therapist, and mother.
Eulogy: For Cynthia Hurd
Cynthia Hurd, head librarian with Charleston County Library’s John L. Dart Branch and manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library.
Eulogy: For Reverend Clementa Pinckney
Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney, a South Carolina Senator and senior pastor of Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
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