Pastor’s wife at church shooting dies from virus


Peggy Spann, right, with husband Joey Spann, died on Saturday after a battle with COVID-19. Peggy and Joey Spann were shot during a shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in 2017, the church where Joey Spann is pastor.

Burnette Chapel Church of Christ

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Peggy Spann, who was standing by her husband’s side when a gunman opened fire inside Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in 2017, has died after a battle with COVID-19, the church announced on its Facebook page on Saturday.

Joey Spann is the pastor at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Both were among the people shot inside the church on Sept. 24, 2017, when Melanie Crow was fatally shot outside the church before Emanuel Samson entered the church.

The first victim in the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ was also the only person who died in the gunfire.

The church said Peggy Spann had been battling COVID since September and Peggy and Joey’s son Michael had also contracted the virus. He has been recovering at home after a brief hospital stay.

Two married couples were shot in the Burnett Chapel Church of Christ shooting, both believing in those terrifying moments their spouses were dead. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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