The morgue tag was still on Sharonda Coleman-Singleton’s toe when her teenage children stood in front of news cameras and said they had forgiven Dylann Roof for murdering their mother in cold blood.
The grieving teens’ absolution of Roof came not more than 72 hours after a white terrorist sat inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church for an hour watching their mother pray to God. Instead of accepting the welcoming arms and love offered by the community, the gunman shot her and eight others to death.
“We already forgive him for what he’s done, and there’s nothing but love from our side of the family,” her son Chris said.
His sister Camryn added: “I just feel a lot of love. I’m a little bitter, but I’m overwhelmed with love.”