TIPPECANOE, CO., Ind. (WLFI) – On Saturday afternoon, friends and family gathered to remember the lives of twins Landon and Liam Abbott. The three-year-old children died after being pulled from a Tippecanoe County house fire one week ago.
For their mother Layla Abbott, it was a chance to say goodbye to her two youngest children.
“I got to say goodbye. I got to kiss them one last time,” said Abbott.
For some it was a time to reflect on the memory of two little boys whose lives ended too soon.
“Two babies, three years old. To have a short brief existence and to share that precious time with them while they’re here, I’d rather have that than nothing,” said family friend Mark Davis.
Family member Kristi Taylor said Landon and Liam were full of energy and always curious.
“If you had them around, you definitely had to get up and keep on them. I’d like to say they were double the trouble and twice the fun,” said Taylor.
Landon and Liam’s funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the Tippecanoe Memory Garden’s Chapel of Faith. Family friend Emily Arslain said she hopes it brings the family some closure after the tragic loss.
“I think the priest said a lot of good things, a lot of helpful things, and I think that the family got what they needed for their last goodbyes,” said Arslain.
After the service, Landon and Liam were laid to rest at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
“They were born together. They went together, and they’re going to be laid to rest together. They were best friends,” said Abbott.
Abbott said she is still trying to find a way to purchase a headstone for the twins, but for now she is just trying to stay strong for her other children without forgetting the memory of Landon and Liam.
“I love you Landon and Liam. I’ll never forget you, and you guys will always be in my heart,” said Abbott.
Memorial contributions can be made to The Landon and Liam Memorial Fund through any branch of Lafayette Bank and Trust.