NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The first victims of the terrible Waffle House Shooting Massacre are laid to rest on Saturday.
Lover of Taurean Sanderlin and De'Ebony Groves honored the young lives taken too early this afternoon.
While Sanderlin's family asked for their private service, the Groves family allowed our cameras inside when they celebrated the remarkable woman who was only 21 years old
In a beautiful as heart-wrenching service, tears of sadness mingled with beautiful ones Memories of the joy.
Lovers from all walks of life came together to say goodbye to Groves, like her high school basketball coach Kim Kendrick
"When she came out of court and did something good, there was a big smile about her I always remember her smile when she was playing, "says Kendrick.
Groves had breakfast with her sisterhood Ister, Sharita Henderson, when a gunman opened fire on Sunday in the Antioch restaurant.
Groves was among the four killed.
Henderson was among the four other injured.
Henderson's aunt Renee Hampton spoke on her behalf while still recovering from gunshot wounds.
"What she told me is more than the letter from DST that made us sisters, it was our pure love for each other that made our bond special," says Hampton.
Survivors said Waffle House CEO Walt Ehmer, the two best friends sang gospel songs in the moments before the attack.
"We went and visited the survivors and they talked about the people who it was In this restaurant happened before what happened and was especially reminiscent of your daughter," says Ehmers. "She said the last thing that I remember, that she said," Jesus loves me. "
" If some of the last words we say, 'yes, Jesus loves me', what a blessing is that. That's all we have, we have nothing else, "added Hampton.
Services for the other two victims have not yet been determined.