Community gathers in prayer for families of quadruple murder victims

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Friday morning, the community gathered at the 32-year-old Garlette Howard’s home to pray for the families and our community.

It’s about healing at this point. The families are hurting, the community is hurting, and sometimes all you can do is pray.

“So now it’s time for us get along with each other to love,” explained Elaine Moore, who went to the prayer vigil.

A morning that started out a little foggy and a little wet turned to sunshine.

Just in time for prayer, a time for tears, and, more importantly, a time for celebration to celebrate the lives of Garlette, Bryana, Myona, and Ayona.

“They were just as sweet as they want to be,” said Phyllis Louise Carr, Bryana’s grandmother.

Those who knew the victims, those who didn’t, those who just saw the circle from afar, all joined hands in hopes it would lift the family up and lead them to brighter days ahead.

“I hope this is the last one we have to go through tragically like this,” said Robert Winstead, who also went to the prayer vigil.

The Greenville Police Department and local clergy pray after every homicide.

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