Hundreds gather to remember murdered Charleston County family members

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Hundreds of people filled the Greater Goodwill AME Church in Mt. Pleasant to remember the four family members who were killed in a Charleston County home.

Joseph Manigault, 72; Rose Manigault, 69; Kenya Manigault, 42 and Faith Manigault, 15, died Saturday, the Charleston County Coroner's Office said.

22-year-old Loveqwuan Scott, the grandson of Joseph and Rose, has been charged with their murders.

In Wednesday's vigil, family and friends didn't focus on the sadness and loss, but focused on the strength and healing they hope will come.

"This world does not end in claim, it does not end in tears, but it ends in dancing," pastors sang out during the vigil.

The vigil was standing room only with extra rooms opening up to keep up with the growing crowds.

"Standing room only, it goes to show you the love for this family," said Clarence Wallace. "Only standing room. Where I was sitting at we shared a seat and still wall to wall people was everywhere."

Amid the sadness, there were hands in the air to worship as pastors prayed for the community and family in need of strength.

"It was such a shock for the whole community for something like this to happen," LaTricia Hugie Halls said. "We just don't know. We just don't know."

Wednesday's vigil providing an outlet to faith.

"God is going to fix it. He's going to do whatever he needs to do and you just got to go with it," said Halls.

Reverend A.R. Kollos said funeral services for the family will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant.

Investigators say Scott, who lived at the home on Atlanta Drive, beat all four to death.

He remains behind bars at the Charleston County Jail without bond.

Investigators have not released a possible motive for the murders.

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