Wake and funeral services announced for family killed in Tenn. house fire
UNION CITY, Tenn. - Funeral arrangements for the three people who died in an early morning house fire last Friday have been released.
A wake is planned for 76-year-old Mary Jackson as well as her son, 61-year-old Henry Jackson Jr. and 54-year-old Lola Jackson Holland. It starts Friday, January 25 from 6-8pm at Powerhouse Ministries in Union City, Tenn.
A funeral service for the three will be held the following day at St. John 3 Missionary Baptist Church in Tiptonville, Tenn. It begins at 11am.
UNION CITY, Tenn. — Holding a garbage bag, family and friends search for any belongings that survived a Friday fire. Three people who lived inside didn't make it, including 76 year-old Mary Jackson who initially was saved by her daughter.
"I just knew my mother was going to pull through. But it just didn't happen," said Sandy Jackson
Jackson lost his mother, brother and sister. He spent Friday night at his mother's side at a Memphis hospital.
"She talk real good. And I mean it seemed like she already knew my sister and brother were dead," he said.
Jackson is now trying to hold on to more than just his memories. He's holding on to his faith in hopes that will get him through. "It hurts. It hurts real bad, but I know God is going to see me through it."
There was one thing he managed to save - a bag of money his mom had tucked away for her grandson.
"They are all together. They were all good Christians," he said emotionally.
It's that belief that keeps Jackson strong. He knows a fire might have taken his family, but it hasn't taken his faith. "I got my faith in the Lord and I can't do nothing but lean on him now. I used to lean just on my mother and my brother and sister but now I just got learn how to lean on God more and more," he said.