Community mourns family killed in fire

BALTIMORE - This is sad.

To look at a casket so small.

It doesn't just break your heart.

It shatters it.

How do you get over something like this.

Only in time.

And having the support of a community that shares your grief can ease burden.

James Tivon Holden, Jr. Baby Ty

K'niya Nora Scott. Little Annie

Darryl Kenneth Stewart III. Little Fat man

Tykia Maria Manley. Little Angel

All died October 11th in the arms of their Grandmother, Nancy Worrell who tried to save them from their burning home.

Worrell had 14 children, and they remembered their mother as a giving woman, who was willing to do anything to protect the children.      

"Mommy I love you and I thank god for you, you were the best mom anyone could ever ask for and to my nieces and nephews I thank God for each and every one of you rest in peace angels you will truly be missed."  Latoya Worrell says.

When a child dies, the community is diminished.

When four die, the world is truly a lesser place.

The loss is overwhelming, but healing does come.

And for those who believe that there is something higher.

Healing will come eventually, though grace.

"Danielle something that you said to me that really struck me you said it was in a time like this I'd put a call into my mother for advice for a word that she's not there, I know my time's running out but I want you to know that she can hear you, she's with you." Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says.

"Do I have an answer why god takes them so young, I don't have the slightest idea why but I do know this they're absent from the body at a tender age of innocence they're with the lord and if you could see them now they'd be more beautiful and more handsome than they were at home in those bodies, because they're now living in a spiritual body. " Bishop Clifford Johnson said in the eulogy.

All five were buried at Dulany Valley Memorial Gardens.

Meantime, city fire is still trying to determine the exact cause of the fire that took their lives.

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