The good Reverend’s funeral was today, and President Obama delivered a stirring and emotional eulogy.
On June 19, eight people, including Rev. Pinckney were shot and killed by a white supremacist during a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. One other parishioner died at the hospital bringing the number of fatalities up to nine.
Besides Rev. Pickney, there was librarian Cynthia Hurd,The Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, business graduate Tywanza Sanders, retiree Ethel Lance, Lance’s cousin Susie Jackson, choir member Depayne Middleton Doctor, Myra Thompson, and The Rev. Daniel Simmons.