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Delta Sigma Theta Sister, Myra Thompson Among Those Killed In Charleston Shooting

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While we have already reported about the tragic deaths of the Honorable Clementa C. Pinckney of Alpha Phi Alpha and Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton of Alpha Kappa Alpha in last night’s church shooting at Emanuel AME Church, it turns out that a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was also killed.

“Myra Thompson, who was killed while teaching the Bible study class at Emanuel, was a woman who loved the Lord, according to those who knew her,” CNN stated in a news report. “Her every objective was to please him in all that she did. She was teaching Bible study when she was killed,” said Bishop Alphonza Gadsden.

“She comes from a large family where there are 10 daughters and 1 brother who is the oldest…a few of sisters are AKA’s and she and her sister Eunice is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta…I know her family quite well as her older sister Claudette (an AKA) and I am good friends,” a submitter wrote in to

sister Marlene is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her sister Eunice is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta

According  to the New York Times, the shooter, a caucasian man in his early 20s walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, spent an hour in a prayer meeting, and then opened fire, killing nine people. Before killing them he screamed, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”

We at have reached out to Delta Sigma Theta’s administration and are currently waiting on a statement. This is a horrible atrocity and we would urge all of you to keep the families of those affected, including the families of Soror Thompson in your prayers.

If you have any pictures, memories of Soror Thompson in regards to her connection with Delta Sigma Theta please write them in the comment section below or send them to