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Help with funeral funding sought for three boys killed in DeKalb County house fire

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The telltale rumbling of Harley Davidson motorcycles filled the back parking lot of the dealer in Morrow, Georgia Sunday evening. The Kingz of the South Motorcycle Club was gathering to support a brother in a time of grief and need.

Derrick Brown joined the Kingz of the South recently. When he did, his 10-year-old son Jarvis was excited.

A good kid, according to his father, Jarvis had all the qualities the motorcycle club looked for in their members; except for the ownership of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

"He was going to get his Kingz vest, actually, for Christmas," said Brown.

Roughly two weeks before his 11th birthday, Jarvis died in the hospital after suffering from smoke inhalation during a fire at his home a few days earlier.

His two youngest brothers also died as a result of smoke inhalation, according to family. All three will be laid to rest together, two days after Christmas.

According to his father, Jarvis' pancreas, kidney, liver, and heart were donated after his death to four other children in need of a transplant.

"To God be the glory," said Brown. "That was a blessing that [God] wanted to use him for."

With their mother, Rockell Coleman, in jail, the boy's extended family has been left to try and plan and pay for their funerals.

They have sought help from their friends in motorcycle clubs, and now from the people of Metro Atlanta.

According to the children's grandmother, Lydia Pinckney, the funeral is going to cost around $16,000, of which they still need about $13,000.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Divine Faith, a church in Jonesboro, located at 9800 Tara Boulevard.

A viewing will be held the night before, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the William Gayleano Murray & Son Funeral Home located at 923 McDaniel Street in Atlanta.

The family asks for funeral donations to be made to the funeral home itself.

They also ask for any donations of clothes and/or Christmas gifts, for the two surviving boys who escaped the home when the fire started, be brought to the funeral home on Saturday morning.

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