Family, friends attend funeral for mother and two girls killed in Baltimore house fire
Friday loved ones said a final goodbye to the Baltimore mother and her two little girls killed in a house fire last week.
Funeral services were held for Alicia Evans and her four and five year old daughters Amani and Layla Mullen.
Dozens came to the Spirit of Faith Christian Center for a celebration of life for the family.
They're being remembered for the joy they brought others.
Smiling pictures of the mother and daughters were hung throughout the church and handed to each in attendance.
Those smiles are how many remember the family.
"I'm grateful and honored to have been part of their life," says Ariel Middleton, a childhood friend of Alicia's.
She recounted the everyday moments that bonded them.
"I will miss our after church Wal-Mart runs when we'd go up and down the makeup aisles," she said.
Alicia's younger brother says the girls brightened his days.
"It was amazing to see them grow up. And the part of me, it was something I never felt for anybody else's kids," says Adrian Evans Jr. "It just allowed me to open my eyes more and see what life was about."
"I was blessed to spend time with my little nieces. I'm gonna see them sooner or later. I'll see them sooner or later and my beautiful sister."
The family thanked everyone for the support shown since the fire claimed their lives last week.
Evans’ family also sent a special thank you to the first responders who were called to that scene last week, thanking them for their bravery.