“Maybe next Saturday,” said Glass’ sister-in-law, Santana Baker. “They want to make sure Reba is out of the hospital first.”
Glass was reunited Thursday with her only remaining child. The boy’s grandmother, Rosetta Mitchell, also survived the blaze.
Baker said family members have told Darnell, who was released from Children’s Healthcare at Egleston late Wednesday, his siblings are gone.
“He’s really not understanding what happened,” she said.
Friends and neighbors are likewise struggling to make sense of the horrific tragedy.
Shameki Swift, who’s known Glass since middle school, brought a stuffed bear to add to a makeshift memorial erected Thursday morning outside the burned-out home.
“There’s nothing you can say and nothing you can do to make it feel better, but bringing [the bear] was just reaching out to let her know we’re here and we support her,” Swift said.
Neighbor Essie Mae Colquitt said she watched as firefighters brought the children’s lifeless bodies out of the duplex.
“That was the saddest thing that ever was,” said Colquitt, 86. “That hurt. I haven’t gotten over it yet.”
A community prayer service is scheduled for Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church in Conyers. On Saturday, Kidz Dine N is asking the public to donate clothes and money to the family between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson at 900 Dogwood Drive in Conyers.
Checks should be made to the Glass Family Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.
The memorial service, tentatively scheduled for Jan. 19 at 11 a.m., will also be held at Macedonia Baptist.