Brenda Lee Marquez-McCool was dancing with her son Isaiah Henderson at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando when shots rung out.
Instead of running away, she threw herself on her son, shielding him from shooter Omar Mateen. She saved her son’s life but lost her own.
At her funeral at the First United Methodist Church of Orlando today, Henderson, 21, broke down as he paid heartfelt tribute to his mother, almost unable to stand while he spoke.
May her soul rest in peace.