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Candlelight vigil held at Centennial Park to honor DeEbony Groves

Members of the Nashville community gathered at the Parthenon Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil to honor the life of DeEbony Groves, who died Sunday morning in the Antioch Waffle House shooting.

Vigil for DeEbony Groves

Groves was a senior social work major at Belmont and a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc..

Friends and fellow sorors in DST shared their favorite memories of Groves and released dozens of red balloons into the sky in her honor.

On Wednesday afternoon, Belmont President Dr. Robert Fisher sent an email to students and faculty detailing the service times for Groves’ funeral.

Visitation will be on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon. The funeral will be held at noon on Saturday at First Baptist Church Gallatin at 290 E. Winchester St..

“I am grateful that we are a community that supports one another in times of joy and times of grief, and I pray that our actions and conversations continue to be filled with compassion as we complete the academic term,” Fisher said.

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