Memorial service for Devin Chandler, victim of UVA shooting, to be held this weekend

‘He was big-eyed, he smiled all the time, loved to dance, loved to sing,’ UVA football head coach Tony Elliott said

Devin Chandler was one of three UVA football players fatally shot on Sunday (WSLS)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A mourning community, family, and friends will be gathering this weekend to remember Devin Chandler, a UVA student-athlete who lost his life in the tragedy at UVA.

Chandler, 20 years old, was shot and killed during the shooting on UVA grounds on Sunday, Nov. 13, as we reported.

“Devin [Chandler] was, he was just was what you want in a young person, he was big-eyed, he smiled all the time, loved to dance, loved to sing,” UVA head football coach Tony Elliott said during a press conference.

A memorial walk-through service is set to be held for Chandler on Friday, Nov. 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Knox-High Mortuary, Inc., located at 568 Halifax St. in Emporia, according to Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.’s website.

His memorial service is set for Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Rock Church International, located at 640 Kempsville Road in Virginia Beach.

Chandler’s family and friends are being encouraged to visit his tribute wall to share memories.

You can also send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Devin Chandler. According to the organization’s website, to ensure timely delivery of flowers, you must place orders the day prior to the first viewing.

Two others, D’Sean Perry and Lavel Davis Jr., were also shot and killed in the incident, and Mike Hollins and Marlee Morgan were injured.

To read more about all three victims, click here or watch the video below for coverage from a UVA Athletics press conference:

It was a very emotional press conference where University of Virginia football coach Elliott spoke about how the players are coping with this tragedy.

10 News is building upon an outpour of community support by asking that you submit letters to us that pay tribute to the lives lost and offer words of encouragement to the UVA community. You can do so here.


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