CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Friends and loved ones said their final goodbyes Saturday to four members of a family killed in their Charleston County home.
Funeral services for Joseph Manigault, 72; Rose Manigault, 69; Kenya Manigault, 42; and Faith Manigault, 15; were held at 1 p.m. at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant.
The four were found beaten to death at their Atlanta Drive home on March 10.
The victims were remembered in a prayer vigil Wednesday night.
The family's pastor, the Rev. A.R. Kollok, said the whole community has struggled over the loss. Rose Manigault sang in the choir while Faith was active in youth ministry, he said.
"They're searching for answers to see why something so horrific could happen to them in that community," he said.
Joseph Manigault worked as a custodian for about 15 years at James B. Edwards Elementary School. When he retired, the cafeteria was named in his honor.
"Joe was the kind of guy who always had a smile on his face and his heart was as big as his smile and he would help anybody with anything they needed," teacher Leslie Rosen said.
Deputies found the victims at their home on Atlanta Drive in Charleston County after responding to a call about a disturbance. Deputies say two of the victims were found in the garage and the other two were found in a bedroom.
Police charged 22-year-old Lovequawn Scott, the grandson of Joseph and Rose Manigault, with the four murders. Investigators have not released a possible motive for the murders.