Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

- The five family members who died in a fire incident at Dansoman in Accra last week have been buried

- The five including an SDA pastor's wife, her three children and mother, were trapped in their house at Akokofoto which was engulfed by fire

- They were buried at the Gbawe cemetery

It was a sombre atmosphere as the mortal remains five family members who died in a fire incident at Dansoman last week were laid to rest on Sunday.

Tears and grief took over the funeral ceremony as all present found it difficult to hold themselves together over the painful demise of the family.

The five died after their house at Akokofoto, a suburb of Dansoman, caught fire last Sunday.

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

The funeral poster of the deceased (Photo source: Facbook/ Kwabena Agyapong)

They were identified as Mrs. Linda Kessie, the 31-year-old wife of an SDA pastor; her mother, Grace Ampah aged 65; her 3-week-old baby Jason Kessie; Jaiden Kesse aged 5; and Precious Pokuah aged 9.

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Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife (Photo source: Graphic.com.gh)

According to an eyewitness who narrated the incident, the fire started at dawn but everyone around was powerless to stop it from spreading.

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at the funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others (Photo source: Graphic.com.gh)

Since the story came up in the news last week, there has been a lot grief expressed by Ghanaians on social media especially after the funeral posters were released.

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Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others (Photo source: Graphic.com.gh)

But the grief reached its crescendo on Sunday when the deceased were laid in white coffins surrounded by bouquets of flowers.

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others (Photo source: Graphic.com.gh)

The sight was too much to behold for the bereaved pastor, Ebenezer Ato Kessie who, Graphic.com.gh reported, could not hold his tears and had to be restrained by family members as he filed past their remains.

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Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others

Tears flow at funeral of SDA pastor’s wife killed by fire with 4 others (Photo source: Graphic.com.gh)

A sister of Linda Kessie who read her tributes and that of children who died in the inferno broke down after reading that of the three-week-old baby.

The five were buried at the Gbawe cemetery in Accra.

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