A portrait of fallen state Sen. Clementa Pinckney will be unveiled during a hanging ceremony in the South Carolina Senate next month.
Pinckney, who had served in the Senate since 2001, was shot and killed June 17 along with eight of his parishioners at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston during a bible study. Pinckney was the church’s pastor since 2010.
“We have finished the painting. It was done by Larry Lebby, a renowned artist, one of South Carolina’s sons,” said Senator Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington, on the floor of the senate Thursday.
Malloy said the painting will be a way Pinckney’s Senate colleagues can recall fond memories of him. “For us we will continue to remember him in a great fashion.”
The portrait unveiling will be Wednesday May 25th in the Senate chamber and will be limited to invitations only.