Ja'van and Devean Duley, ages 1 and 2, wore white tuxedos and clutched their favorite toy cars. Blue and white floral arrangements flanked their coffins.
The ushers wore white, too, as they escorted relatives Friday into St. Paul's Baptist Church in Orangeburg. As organ music swelled, the mourners sobbed and held their own children close.
Family members who won't get to see the two boys grow up said final goodbyes. Some, with tears streaming down their cheeks, reached in to touch them one last time, while others leaned in to place a kiss on their foreheads.
The boys' extended family filled eight church pews, but their mother, Shaquan Duley, was not present. She is in the county jail, accused of suffocating them, strapping their lifeless bodies into car seats and sinking the family car in the Edisto River.
WTF is she crying for!?