Tulsa Twins Killed In Quadruple Murder Laid To Rest


Saturday, January 12th 2013, 9:45 pm
By: News On 6


Editor's Note: A previous version of this story did not include the funeral services for another victim in the homicide: Julie Jackson. Services will be held at 11 am. Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Shurden-Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee. Visitation is at the same funeral home from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, January 13.

The two youngest women killed Monday in a quadruple murder were buried Saturday. They were twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell-Melchor, and they were 23 years old.

Friends gathered to put last week's tragedy behind them, and remember the lives of two girls who touched so many.

"These girls was full of energy, full of life, full of love, they would help anyone in need," said Pastor Dixie Pebworth.

Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Powell-Melchor were honored by a packed assembly at God Shining Light Church.

Their favorite song, "The Dance," accompanied a slide show that highlighted their young lives. And later, friends and family members took time to remember their favorite memories of the two.

The sisters loved country music and loved to be out on the water.

"They were known to be adventurous and not afraid of anything," Pebworth said.

But their real passion was their children. Rebeika had a 3-year-old named Tallynn; Kayetie a daughter named Patience.

Friends say they were loving mothers and had no problem sharing that passion with others.

"They just reached out to people and made people feel welcome," said Amy Dacus, a friend of the family.

The tragedy surrounding Rebeika and Kayetie's death is tough to comprehend for many of their loved ones.

"It's hard enough coming to one person's funeral, let alone two peoples' funeral."

But they say this service, is about remembering the two sisters, who shared their love with everyone in attendance today.

"These twins shared their whole lives together. They were born together, and they passed from this life into eternity together," a mourner said.

Funeral arrangements for the victim Misty Nunley are pending.

Tulsa Police are working the case but have not made any arrests.

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