ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Family and friends of an Orange County woman and two children killed in a suspicious apartment fire are preparing to lay them to rest.
Carllans Fils-Aime and her two nephews died March 11 in a fire at Misty Oaks Apartments, in Pine Hills.
"I can't describe to you the pain that all of us feel. We've been heartbroken," said Bishop Kelvin Cobaris, of Impact Church. "Carllans was the sweetest person you want to know."
Cobaris also spoke about the two young boys killed in the fire, Jacque and Samuel Gustave.
"The boys were just a joy to be around. (They were) your regular kids that love football, love to play," said Cobaris. "I have been in prayer the last couple of days and weeks."
Cobaris was pastor to the family, which came from Haiti. He will deliver the eulogy at their funeral Saturday morning.
"Tomorrow is a day to basically bring closure, and I just ask God to guide my words," said Cobaris.
On Friday the fire scene looked much like it did two weeks ago, when the flames first broke out.
When asked by Channel 9's Mario Boone if the fire was the result of arson, officials with the state Fire Marshal's
Office said they are not ready to call it arson yet.
Those who knew the victims of
the fire told Boone that if the fire was the result of arson, they want those responsible to be punished.
"You left a family and a church community broken and a people concerned for their own safety," said Cobaris.
Cobaris remains compassionate, even if it turns out the fire was set intentionally.
"I just pray God have mercy on their souls," said Cobaris.
The funeral for the three fire victims will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Christ Sanctified Church, in Orlando.