S.C. church holds its last funeral for victim of attack
Charleston, S.C. — A woman who earned her preacher’s license the day she was killed at a South Carolina church along with eight others has been honored in the last victim’s funeral at the scene of the shooting.
Myra Thompson was remembered in a Monday service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Five other victims of the deadly shooting had services there this weekend, bringing political and religious leaders to the historic African-American church.
Friends and family say the 59-year-old Thompson was a studious hard worker who led the church’s property committee and served on its board of trustees.
At a court hearing last week, Thompson’s widower told the white male suspect, Dylann Storm Roof, that the family forgave him and asked him to repent.