Woman found dead in house fire laid to rest Monday
Posted at: 09/24/2012 6:57 AM
| Updated at: 09/24/2012 5:50 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri | WHEC.com
Friends and family said their final goodbyes to a Rochester mother of seven found dead last week during a house fire.
The funeral for Chandra Majors was Monday afternoon at Angel Hills Funeral Chapel on St. Paul Street. It was an intimate and emotional service. Dozens of people packed into the funeral chapel to remember Chandra Majors’s life, which said was filed with love for her seven kids and God.
Alexis Majors, Chandra’s daughter, said, “My mom was a loving person. She had always been there for me through thick and thin. She’s like my best friend. We shared a lot of memories.”
For those close to 38-year-old Chandra Majors this all still doesn’t seem real and the funeral service was overwhelming.
The mother of seven was killed when her house on Pierpont Street caught fire September 16. Firefighters say they were battling the fire for a while before they realized there was a body on the second floor. Majors’s body was found in her bedroom. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Right now, Majors’s family can’t find a way to explain this tragedy, but they are turning to each other for support.
Majors said, “Everyone has been here for me through this tough time. I’m hanging on with my brothers and sisters, my dad and my grandma. Everybody is just sticking close. I get comfort knowing I will always have my brothers and sisters and grandma and dad. Those are the most important people in my life obviously and there are the ones that are going to keep me up and keep my mom in my spirits.”
At the service, heartfelt letters were read that show Majors’s memory will live on through her family.
Rochester Police and the Rochester Fire Department say there is no update on what may have caused the fire.