Funeral home donates services to family after 4 children killed in fire

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Poplar Avenue, Springfield house fire_343683

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Springfield funeral home is donating its services to a family who lost four children earlier this week in a house fire.

It happened at a home on Poplar Avenue around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The children, 2-year-old twins Julianna and Julian “JT” Pope, 3-year-old Julissiya “JuJu” Pope and 7-year-old Briana Lewis, all died.

Springfield Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cremation Center told News 2 Thursday they are donating their services to the family.

Visitation for the children will be held on Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. They will be buried at Springfield Memorial Gardens after the service.

A woman and two other children safely got out of the burning home.

The father, identified as Julian Pope, and an 8-year-old girl were both injured and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. They remain hospitalized.

The fire investigation is ongoing.

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