A Southern Baptist church in Tennessee will hold a special night of worship Sunday, March 6, in memory of a Union University co-ed murdered in 2014.
“A Night of Worship with Proclamation of Union University in Memory of Olivia Greenlee” begins at 6 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Dyersburg, Tenn., according to the church newsletter.
Greenlee, a member of First Baptist Church, was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a parked car on the edge of campus at the Tennessee Baptist Convention-affiliated private Christian school in Jackson, Tenn., on the morning of Feb. 12, 2014. Her fiance, Christian ministries major Charlie Pittman, pleaded guilty last August to second-degree murder and tampering with evidence and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Greenlee, a 21-year-old music education major, was a member of the Union University Singers, an auditioned mixed choir which tours every spring and internationally every third year. The Voices of Proclamation, a public relations ensemble for the Union University music department directed by professor and department chair Chris Mathews, will lead the memorial service Sunday night.
“This will be a chance for our community to come together to show our ongoing love, encouragement and support for the Greenlee family,” Mike Hickman, pastor of First Baptist Church since 2005, told the Dyersburg State Gazette. “Olivia loved to worship the Lord through music, and we want to remember her with this special night of worship.”