Four children killed in house fire remembered in Hartsville
Wed, 01 May 2013 22:14:07 GMT —
It was an emotional goodbye today as the four small children killed in a house fire in Hartsville last week were laid to rest.
The four children who died in the fire were Myasia Hawkins and her twin sister, Kynasia Hawkins, ten-months-old, their brother, Delonta Dixon, 4, and another brother, Camaron Mason, 2, according to Coroner J. Todd Hardee.
The childrens' obituary referred to them as angels, and that's how they were remembered at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hartsville.
More than 1,500 people filed into the church to say their final goodbyes to the young children.
"My heart just hurt for the kids," said Emma Benjamin, a relative.
Many became overwhelmed with emotion at the sight of the tiny caskets rolling down the aisle.
The preacher tried to offer some words of comfort and commended first responders for their efforts to save the children.
The childrens' mother, Hope Hawkins, 21, is charged with four counts of Homicide by Child Abuse and four counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child.
She was denied bond and could not attend the funeral.
The children were laid to rest at Mount Zion Cemetary.