Crisis Ministries to remember homeless Charlestonians who died

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Crisis Ministries will hold a candlelight memorial service Thursday in Marion Square to honor men and women who died homeless in 2012.

Remarks will be made by Crisis Ministries' Board Chair, Jenks Bailey and The Reverend Canon J. Michael A. Wright, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church will give the invocation.

The Volunteer Choir of the Unitarian Church in Charleston will sing hymns and Board Members and staff from Crisis Ministries will read names from a memorial litany.

According to Crisis Ministries, five people died homeless on the streets of Charleston this year, including: 51-year-old Mary Louise Parker, 54-year-old Jane Lyons, 61-year-old Ann Cochran, 71-year-old Michael Dunn, and 62-year-old James Neighley.

Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time.

Last year, over 50 people gathered in Marion Square to honor those who died homeless in Charleston.

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