Family mourns after 3 killed in house fire

Family mourns after 3 killed in house fire
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MARKS, MS (WMC) - A community is coming together after a fire killed three people in North Mississippi.

A family in Marks, Mississippi has to bury three loved ones after a tragic fire over the weekend.

Now, two community members are asking for your help to put them back on their feet.

Burned rubble is all that's left of the Golden family home, a home they've lived in for generations.

“Everything is gone,” Dana Jones said.

Jones lost three family members in the fire Saturday morning: her mother 51-year-old Nancy Golden, her aunt 62-year-old Thelma Collins, and her uncle 55-year-old Robert Collins.

(L-R): old Nancy Golden, Thelma Collins, and Robert Collins (Source: WMC Action News 5)
(L-R): old Nancy Golden, Thelma Collins, and Robert Collins (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

Jones said she's struggling with the fact that her mom is gone.

“I just wish it wasn’t here,” Jones said. “But there might be a reason why she was taken, I’ll never understand why. But it’s all in God’s plans for everyone.”

Ten family members, including two small children were in the home when the suspected electrical fire started in the kitchen, Jones said.

Six others made it out unharmed.

Jones' sister, who is five months pregnant, is still recovering in Le Bonheur from severe burns. Thankfully, the baby should be OK.

“She was so happy to get another granddaughter and she’ll never see her,” Jones said.

Sandra Jamison and Randy Hester are rallying people in Marks and the entire Mid-South community to help out after this tragedy.

They're asking for donations and have already raised more than $1,000.

“We want everybody to help because we want to bless not just this family but this community because it’s going to be a bless when this community comes together as one,” Jamison said.

“These people will be appreciative of anything that comes in,” said Randy Hester, Executive Director Kimbro Funeral Home.

“I appreciate everything,” Jones said. “We all appreciate it.”

Jones also wishes she could tell her mother one thing.

“That I miss her,” Jones said.

To donate to the family, send a check to Citizen Bank and Trust at P.O. Box 388, Marks, Mississippi 38646 to “Golden Family Benefit Fund.”

If you would like to drop off donations, you can do so by visiting Kimbro Funeral Home at 323 Martin Luther King Drive, Marks Mississippi.

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