19-year-old Chris Singleton is the son of one of the victims of the Charleston shootings Wednesday. His mother Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a reverend at the church, was the girls track and field coach at Goose Creek High School in Goose Creek, S.C. and was employed as a speech therapist at the school.
Chris is a rising sophomore baseball player at Charleston Southern University. Following news of the shooting Chris quickly tweeted to friends asking for prayers for his mother. Moments later he wrote on Instagram confirming her death:
“In this picture there are two new Angels in the sky. One of them happens to be my mommy. It’s funny how I always told you that you went to church too much. You would laugh it off and say, ‘Boy you can never have too much of the Lord.’”
In the Instagram post Singleton also said he knew he would have to stay strong for his little brother and sister. Chris gave a powerful speech about losing his mother.
His CSU profile says eh is the son of Chris and Sharonda Singleton; it also says his mom was a track and field athlete at South Carolina State while his dad, Chris, played football at Tennessee State. His major is Kinesiology.
According to his Facebook page, Chris who was born July 5, 1995; attended Goose Creek High School graduating last year. He lists Atlanta, Georgia as his hometown but Goose Creek, South Carolina is his Current city.
His brother’s name is Caleb Singleton and has an aunt named Jackie Jones Askew. In the ‘about’ section of his page it reads: “Do what I love, and love what I do” favorite quotes: “float like a butterfly sting like a bee.” He is also listed in a relationship with Mariana Andrade.
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