Funeral home to pay for services for two toddlers
ATLANTA - Willie Watkins Funeral Home is donating its services for the family of two toddlers who were found murdered in their southwest Atlanta residence.
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Police discovered the bodies of 1-year old Ja'Karter Williams and 2-year old Ke'Younte Penn in the family's apartment on Howell Place on Friday.
The children's mother, Lamora Williams, is charged with murdering the boys by putting them in the oven and turning it on.
Funeral home owner Willie Watkins has been a fixture in Atlanta's West End community for about 35 years. He was compelled to help when he learned the tragedy occurred about a block from his business. Watkins met with the children's father Jameel Penn and told him he would donate his services. " I want to give them a befitting home going celebration that they can remember their brothers and son in a way that will not be so mournful", said Watkins.
Watkins also reached out to Southview Cemetery and West Hunter Baptist Church to arrange a funeral service and burial arrangements for the family.
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