*Rev. Chineta Goodjoin was a bit melancholy on June 3 when she got an out-of-the-blue voicemail from her college friend of 27 years, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton.
She told People.com that she was “feeling sorry for myself that day” when she listened to the message, which began: “Hello Reverend Chineta. This is Sharonda. I know it has been some time since we talked, but I want you to know that I love you.”
Goodjoin says the words immediately moved her to tears.
“Please know that no matter what happens, all shall be well,” Coleman-Singleton, 45, told her friend. “All shall be well. All shall be well. All shall be well. Especially for those who are living their lives according to God’s word. All shall be well.”
Two weeks later, on June 17, Coleman-Singleton would be among the nine victims of the deadly shooting rampage at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
“Now I know she was telling me something more,” Goodjoin tells People in this week’s issue. “I really feel that way.”