Tickets go on sale Friday for a church sponsored event designed to help a grieving community after the loss of three Lighhouse of Jesus Christ church members in a car crash last November.
Edith Jackson, 55, and Angie Arthur, 45, both of Georgetown, and Melvira Johnson, 51, of Loris were killed while riding in a van from the church. Steven Morse, 36, of Jamestown was driving another vehicle involved and also died.
Deacon John Arthur was riding in the van and is still recovering from life-threatening injuries sustained in the crash, said Marilyn Hemingway with the church.
The church is hosting “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse,” on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
The sermons will be delivered by local pastors from Georgetown County with music from Ted Martin, the Gospel Music Workshop Choir, Zeb Harrison and Sounds of Praise – a trombone ensemble from Charlotte, N.C.
The loss of the women meant the loss of family breadwinners. Since their deaths the church has been helping the families short-term to make mortgage payments, donate food and cover utility bills, but said it’s not enough to help the families recover long-term.
The church hopes to raise at least $50,000 for the families. To learn more about making a donation, call Marilyn Hemingway at 734-834-2114 or Donald Gilliard at 240-0432.
Tickets to “God’s Trombones” cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 527-4166.