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Clarksville Mother Grieves Two Children Killed In House Fire

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Kecia Williams Kecia Williams

by Emily Luxen

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A day after two of her children were killed in a house fire, a Clarksville mother shared her grief.

Surrounded by family and friends at Community Outreach Christian Ministries in Clarksville, Kecia Williams shared stories and memories of her children, Kemara Nash, 12, and Alexander Nash, 11.

"They made me laugh," said Williams. "I couldn't go anywhere without them being with me.  That is what I will miss the most."

Montgomery County officials reported the fire began around 11:20 a.m. Monday at the family's home at 4682 Devers Road. Williams had just left the home moments before to go to a nearby store with her 5-year-old son. When she returned the home was destroyed.

"It was fully engulfed," said Williams. "When I got there, there wasn't anything I could do. I couldn't get them out if I wanted to."

Investigators said Kemara and Alexander were trapped in a back bedroom. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Kemara was a student at Montgomery Central Middle School, and Alexander attended Montgomery Central Elementary School. Williams described both children as good students, and very loving and outgoing.

Williams said she is relying on her family and faith to make it through this tough time.

"I wish they didn't have to leave me, but God knew what was best for them," said Williams.  "I know in my heart they are taken care of by him."

Williams has been staying in a hotel provided by the American Red Cross since the fire.  She said a former church pastor is supplying her with a home, and she has been grateful for all the support.


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