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Vigil held for two Fairfield County children who died in fire

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)

There were heavy hearts in Winnsboro Thursday night as the community turned out to remember two young lives and a father taken in a house fire.  

"I just want everybody to heal and to come together because this is what we need to do,” Vicky Burrell, an aunt of the children, said.

The deadly fire ripped through a home on Robinson St. Sunday morning. Eight-year-old Kemya Coleman and her six-year-old brother Deshawn Wilson were the two youngest victims in the fire. Their father Justin Wilson was also killed.

Authorities believe their mother, Sharon Coleman, is the one who set that fire. Coleman is charged with three counts of murder and arson.

Those who attended the vigil said the hardest reality for them is the loss of the two kids.

"I'm always seeing them, I raised them up,” said Joenathan Yarborough, who is a cousin to the two children. “So we gonna miss them."

Funeral services for the two children will be Friday at United House of Prayer in Winnsboro. Services for Justin Wilson will follow on Saturday.

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