Hundreds Gather To Celebrate DeEbony Groves' Life

GALLATIN, Tenn. - Emotions were high in the Gallatin church as hundreds of people gathered to lay to rest a young woman who died in the Waffle House Shooting.

DeEbony Groves, age 21, was a senior at Belmont University. She was pursuing her degree in social work. She was also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and had a love for music.

DeEbony was one of four people who lost their lives in the Waffle House shooting on Sunday.

Waffle House's CEO, Walt Ehmer, also attended DeEbony's Celebration Of Life Service Saturday, and he shared a few words to those grieving.

He said he spoke with survivors of the shooting, and they said DeEbony was singing gospel songs in the restaurant right before chaos broke out.

"The last thing I remember her saying was singing Jesus Loves Me. I can't offer you many words of encouragement or comfort. All I can tell you is that our Waffle House family is hurting for you and with you," said Ehmer.

DeEbony would have turned 22 on June 16. Her mother will accept DeEbony's honorary degree from Belmont University at commencement on May 5.

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