LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville church gathered Sunday to celebrate moms who have lost their children to violence.

The new Greater United Community Church, formerly known as United Missionary Baptist Church, held a banquet for mothers today. 

In addition to celebrating moms affected by violence, the church also paid tribute to mother figures who may have raised children who weren't their own. 
 
Church Pastor Leonard Brown says it's all about making the moms like Shannon Brown feel special. 

"Everyday I wonder what he would look like now. I wonder what he would be doing now. I mean, I wonder about him daily," Brown said.

Mother Darline Young said it's about remembering and understanding. 

"So when we can come together and bring a smile on their face and uplift their spirits and let them know there is still hope and that we still love them and that they are never alone in their bereavement, it's more than enough," Young said. 

In addition to food and fellowship, the moms were also treated to gospel music and door prize giveaways.

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