Dozens gathered for funeral of mom, baby killed during Florence

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Funeral held on Sept. 25, 2018 for woman and baby killed from fallen tree in Wilmington during Hurricane Florence.(Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A funeral was held Tuesday for a mother and baby killed after a tree fell on a Wilmington home during Hurricane Florence.

Lesha Patrice Johnson, 41, and her eight month old child were killed on the morning of September 14 after a tree crashed through the roof of their home.

Lesha Murphy-Johnson was killed after a tree fell on her Wilmington home on Sept. 14, 2018. (Photo: Facebook)

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Their funeral was held at Saint Phillip African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilmington.

A bishop from the Second Episcopal District AME Church came from Washington DC for the service.

Johnson and her child were the first fatalities of Hurricane Florence in Wilmington.