NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — One of the nine victims of the massacre at a Charleston, South Carolina church this week was a New Jersey native.
Sharonda Coleman Singleton, 45, was a mother of three and an assistant pastor at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She grew up in Newark.READ MORE: 2 Rescued From Fire At Glen Cove Group Home, Long Island Fire Officials Say
Her family told CBS2’s Christine Sloan on Friday that Singleton was perfect in every way – inside and out.
“She was love. She was love,” said Singleton’s sister, Jacqueline Askew. “She still is love.”
“There was no such thing as a light switch – no off and on,” said her brother, retired correction officer Mark Jones Sr. “She was brightest bulb in the room. She would always make you feel, when she spoke to you, you always felt special.”