Hadiya Pendleton’s Family Invited To White House Easter Egg Roll

(CBS) — The mother and brother of a teen killed in January near President Obama’s home in Chicago have been invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Hadiya Pendleton's Family Invited To White House Easter Egg Roll

Not much can take away the pain of losing a family member, but Michele Obama has reached out to the family of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton.

The First Lady attended the teen’s funeral and invited her mother and father to the State of the Union speech last month.

Now Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton and her 10-year-old son, Nathanial, have accepted the invitation to the Easter celebration at the White House April 1st.

Hadiya, an honors students, was shot to death in a North Kenwood park a short drive from the president’s home. Hadiya, who was taking shelter from the rain, was the unintended target of a retaliatory gang shooting.

Two men have been charged with her murder.

Comments

More From CBS Chicago

Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.
News Via Email

Listen Live