DeEbony Groves' Posthumous Degree Accepted By Mother In Nashville

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Belmont University held their graduation ceremony over the weekend, and although there was a smile missing, EVERY degree was still given out. DeEbony Groves was supposed to walk with her class this past weekend, but she was, unfortunately, tragically slain along with 3 others inside a Waffle House right outside of Nashville. Just TWO WEEKS before graduation. Although she couldn't be there, she was in no way left out of the ceremony. Groves' mother, Shirl Baker, walked across the stage during the graduation ceremony to accept her daughter's degree. Groves studied social work at Belmont University and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta.

Man, I just got a call this evening informing me that my cousin was one of the four victims in the TN Waffle House shooting. #RIH #DeEbonyGroves #PrayingForTheGrovesFam #AndForAllTheFamilies

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Belmont's President, Robert Fisher, made a statement before presenting the degree to her mother:

"Almost two weeks ago, our community suffered an unimaginable loss," he continued, "While our hearts were broken, today we have the chance to celebrate DeEbony's life together."

Groves' brother, Di'Angelo, also received his degree..and got standing ovations from everyone in attendance as he and Baker walked across the stage together during the graduation ceremony.

πŸ˜”πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ½ The mother of #DeEbonyGroves, 21-year-old fatally shot at a Waffle House in Tennessee, accepted her daughter's diploma during Belmont University's graduation ceremony. DeEbony's brother, Di'Angelo Groves, also received his diploma on Saturday

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R.I.P. DeEbony Groves, 21, Taurean Sanderlin, 29, Akilah DaSilva, 23, & Joe Perez, 20 - forever in our hearts!

Rest In Peace to πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ#taureansanderlin #joeperez #deebonygroves #akilahdasilva πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ Pray for there families and friends the pain of loosing a loved one can be unbearable. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- All 4 of there lives were taken to soon and unjustly by the white supremacist solider and terrorist Travis Reinking. Another crazy white man.πŸ‘¨πŸΌ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”-@j_shaw9 is a very courageous and brave #Blackhero. ✊🏿✊🏾 If it wasn’t for James quick reaction and heroism many more lives may have takenπŸ™πŸΎ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #sws #black #blacklivesmatter #blackmen #blackwomen #blackmagic #melanin #melaninpoppin #blackbeauty #blackhistory #blackculture #blackpower #blackunity

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Lizette Love

Lizette Love

Originally from the West Coast -- I'm 27, Pisces, a mommy, latina. I LOVE Rihanna, Dr. Pepper & tacos. Probably the only person on earth with no tattoos and I carried hot sauce in my bag YEARS before Beyonce made it cool. #swag Read more

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