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On Friday February 28, 2020 my father was tending to a small fire in our back yard burning branches and, cardboard boxes. Unfortunately during this time an old gas can that had been sitting in our yard for quite some time, blew up and my dad was caught on fire. My mom, brother, and several neighbors heard the explosion and ran to aid my father in his time of need, even praying over him. He was then transported to UF Shands in Gainesville, where he is currently in their burn unit in critical condition. He has 3rd degree burns on 50% of his body, damage to his lungs, and will have a long and difficult road to recovery.
The family has finalized arrangements for Lauren’s service. It will be held at Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church on July 18, 2020. Visitation for friends and family begins at 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. After the service, everyone will proceed to the cemetery, which is only a few miles from the church. The family will have the reception at their home afterwards, which is only a mile from the cemetery.