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Community Attends Memorial For Children

The scene was probably twice as sad as one would imagine it to be. Hundreds of people from all over the Gulf Coast came together to remember the lives of four young children.   They filed in one by one. Each showing their support to a mother, preparing to bury all four of her children.

"I could not imagine what the mother is going through. My youngest one is 21 years old, and I couldn't imagine if something that tragic happened to him," says Mary Simmons of West Mobile.

Simmons is just one of the mourners who attended the homegoing service. She says she has never been so close to this kind of tragedy. That's why she joined hundreds of people to say her final farewell to Lindsey, Hannah, Danny and Ryan.

The community support for this mother has been overwhelming. They donated the use of the community center for the memorial service. They also donated five burial plots at a local cemetary. 

A makeshift memorial also lined one of the walls inside the community center. Filled with cards, stuffed animals and flowers for the children who many believe will grow up together in a better place.

The actual ceremony lasted about two hours. There was also a graveside burial service.

By Elise Roberts

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