COMO, Miss. -- It's as if the whole town was one family.
They came to embrace one another and pray for healing.
The candles and crosses on the front lawn seemed to say it all.
They were the words everyone felt in the hearts but couldn't seem to get out of their lips.
At one point, 22-year-old Cerea Jackson's father stood up and asked to talk to the crowd, but instead just stood and swayed while his friends and neighbors sang.
Eventually the words came out.
“These are her kids. I'm going to make sure if I don't have a shirt, shoe, a shoestring to put on my body these kids ain't gonna go without,” said Tony Davis.
The children, an infant and 4-year-old, were reportedly in the house as they mom and dad fought.
Their father, Quendarius Robinson, allegedly shot their mother, Cerea and grandmother, Emma Jackson.
“Even though he's locked up his mom can go see him. I can't go see my daughter. For you to do that in front of your kids you don't have life for nobody,” said Davis.
The hymns and prayers caused pain, perhaps the hardest for Eloise Jackson.
The two women killed were her mother and daughter.
She called for an end to violent relationships.
“Lord it's hard. I just want to say to whoever is here tonight if they're going through this tonight please just walk away. Anybody, it ain't worth it,” said Jackson.
The crowd mourned as well.
Emma Jackson was known for helping everyone.
Bernard Montgomery's mother died recently and it was Mrs. Jackson who helped him through.
“She told us don't worry about anything. She had the food ready, she cleaned the house,” said Montgomery.
The community also joined together to raise money to help the family who now has to bury their loved ones.