TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Dozens gathered Friday at Branford and Dawson Funeral Home in Temple to pay their final respects to two children found dead inside their home almost a month ago.
Two-year-old Terric Boyd and 1-year-old Janea Boyd were found dead in the home on Sept. 30 at West Avenue P and South 35th Street, along with a woman identified as their mother, Terrikah Haynes, 36, who was conscious, but unresponsive and two girls, ages 4 and 6, who were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.
“The smiling face, he was just always so cheerful and he loved his sister,” Terric’s Head Start teacher said Friday.
Many others who spoke, offered comfort to the family and well-wishes to the mother they saw as good.
The funeral home did not charge the family for the services and online donations are set up for the two surviving children.
Haynes was arrested on Oct. 16 and remains in the Bell County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $300,000 charged with two counts of child endangerment, according to online records.
The two older girls, who were taken to McLane Children’s Hospital, are now in the custody of the state.