Letter to the Editor: Family loses all in fire

Published 11:00 am Friday, February 19, 2021

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To the editor:

I would like to give a special thank you to the heroes of Mocksville, Cooleemee, Jerusalem, Center, Cornatzer-Dulin and County Line fire departments, Davie EMS, Davie Rescue Squad and the Davie Fire Marshals Office. Thank you for all so much.

I’m a social worker with the Forsyth County Department of Social Services. My father just retired last week. On Thursday, Feb. 11, after getting off work my father and I were notified that our home on Junction Road was engulfed in fire.

We lost everything in the fire including my three precious fur babies who were like my children. I miss you Khaos, Savage, and Demon. We did not have insurance and more than 30 years worth of memories are gone including all photos of my deceased mother.

What has given us some peace of mind is the kindness shown by our local fire departments. They helped me bury my fur babies and all firefighters stood in a moment of silence. You guys are true Davie County heroes and I thank you not only for your time, but your hearts as well. Thank you.

Shamika Pompey