2021 victims of violence honored in annual candlelight vigil

January 13, 2022

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, December 30, 2021 MICAH, Pastors United, Northcott Neighborhood House and Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church closed out 2021 with their annual “Homicide Candlelight Vigil,” at Ephesians M.B.C., 2412 N. 6th St. The event honored the more than 200 homicide victims in Milwaukee this past year. Community and religious leaders took lit candles and took turns reading the names of victims before a crowd that consisted of members of the victims’ families.

Pictured at the event are (from left) Milwaukee Police Chief Jeffrey Norman; Northcott Neighborhood House Operations and Juneteenth Director Elizabeth Coggs, Northcott Neighborhood House Executive Director Tony A. Kearney, Sr.; Ephesians M.B.C. Pastor Raymond C. Monk; Pastors United President Greg Lewis; and Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas.