Cynthia Hurd was a public library manager. Clemena Pickney was a church pastor and state senator. Ethel Lee Lance had worked in the church for years. Depayne Middleton Doctor had worked for the government before retiring. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton was a speech language pathologist and part-time pastor. Daniel Simmons Sr. was a retired pastor from another Charleston church. Myra Thompson was there to attend a Bible group. Susie Jackson had belonged to the church for years. Tywanza Sanders was just 26, and graduated from university two years ago.