[sg_popup id=”7″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]The Black fraternity and sorority community is currently mourning the loss of 21-year-old a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., DeEbony Groves who was among the four people killed by a gunman at Waffle House near Nashville Sunday morning.
Groves was one of four victims killed by Travis Reinking in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee around 3 a.m.
According to reports, Reinking opened fire on the patrons and workers at the Waffle House before being subdued by James Shaw Jr., a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. who rushed him and grabbed the rifle as he was reloading it.
Sharita Henderson, another member of Delta Sigma Theta was also injured in the shooting and remains in critical condition. Watch The Yard will keep you updated on her status please keep her in your prayers.
DeEbony was a senior at Belmont University, majoring in social work and a Spring 16 initate of the Tau Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.
She was an exceptional student and star athlete at Gallatin High before enrolling at Belmont University, where she was on the dean’s list.
Watch The Yard spoke with multiple sorors, classmates and friends who knew and loved DeEbony and they all opened up about how bright her soul was and how great an impact she had on the lives of people who knew her.
“The entire campus community is shocked and devastated by how such senseless violence has taken the life of this young woman, an individual full of immense potential,”Bellmont University said in a statement.
Friends, family and sorority sisters have started the hashtag #RIPDeEbony to memorialize Groves.
We ask that you keep the families, friends and sorors of DeEbony Groves and Sharita Henderson in your thoughts and prayers. We also ask that you leave your condolences and memories of DeEbony in the comment section so that her family can see how much she meant to all of us.
UPDATE: Her family has created a GoFundMe. Click here to donate.
We will not let her be forgotten.
AKAs2 days ago
Did You Know These 15 Trailblazers Are Non-Honorary Members Of Alpha Kappa Alpha?
AKAs2 days ago
Alpha Kappa Alpha Members From Across the Country Open Up About Why They Joined Their Sorority
Colleges7 days ago
This Virginia State University Student Is About To Go Viral For His HBCU Graduation Remix of Kanye’s Touch The Sky
Service1 week ago
Phi Beta Sigma Names Actor Malik Yoba The New Spokesman For Their Youth Auxiliary Program
Deltas1 week ago
Leadership Highlight: Sydney King The Undergraduate President of Delta Sigma Theta at University of Maryland – College Park
election1 day ago
These Two Zeta Phi Beta Sorors are Creating a $100,000 PAC to Support Women of Color in Upcoming Elections
AKAs7 days ago
The Fall 2018 AKAs at Morgan State University Incorporated AIDS Awareness Into Their Step Routine
AKAs3 days ago
Leadership Highlight: Taylor Hailstock a Recent Chapter President of Alpha Kappa Alpha at Bowie State University