Funeral plans set for mobile home fire victims

By Chris Robbins, Evening newscast producer, crobbins@wjxt.com
Published On: Jun 21 2014 10:55:51 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 21 2014 11:13:16 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

News4Jax has learned that the Fowler family has made plans to say final goodbyes to the children and grandmother killed in a mobile home fire.

A viewing for Shelia Swearingen, 53, and her three grandchildren, Richard "Bubba" and his two sisters, Rachel and Janet, will be held Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at the Hardage-Giddens funeral home on Normandy Boulevard.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

A fourth child, Hattie, was treated for injuries and is now out of the hospital.

Their parents were both in jail in separate cases at the time of the fire.

A charity car wash was held Friday at Sei Bella Salon, and hundreds of cars came through. The event raised $3,170, and many people dropped donation items by the location as well.

RELATED: Hundreds donate to family of fire victims

The volunteers behind the fundraiser were working very hard and said it's a tight-knit community where everyone has each other's back. They said they're making sure the family does not go through this tragedy alone.

People wanting to help came from all over. Many got their cars washed at the salon blocks away from where the fire was. Others came just to donate or bring cards and much-needed supplies.

Funeral expenses donation account at EverBank: 0010021914
Routing No. 063092110

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus