"Tears over tragic brothers
HUNDREDS of mourners gathered to pay their last respects to two young brothers allegedly stabbed to death by their mother.
Romario Mullings-Sewell, two, and brother Delayno, three months, were killed at their home on Kilmington Drive, Cheetham Hill, last month.
After the funeral service Delayno's small white coffin was carried from St John's Church, Cheetham Hill, by his uncle Ezekiel Mullings. A few steps behind, Romario's matching coffin was carried by uncles Leighton and Daniel Mullings.
The boys' father Marco Sewell, looked on with hundreds of other mourners.
Delayno and Romario died from stab wounds to the chest.
Jael Mullings, 21, has been charged with murdering her two sons. She appeared in court earlier this week.
Grieving relatives of the two boys arrived for the funeral walking behind the hearse containing two blue and white floral tributes which spelt out the words `Nephews' and `Sons'.
Among the tributes were matching wreaths with teddies bearing identical messages, which read `Good night, God bless little angel. Love always', from their great-grandmother Pastor Gloria Buckle.
Rev Daniel Burton led the service and said the whole community was united in grief and compassion. He said: "We all feel we have lost members of our own family.
"There is not one person I have spoken to who has reacted with anger or bitterness. The response has been `there but for the grace of God go I'. What has happened to the family could have happened to any family."
He urged mourners not to point fingers but to pray.
A poem for the boys was read, saying: "You were like snow that has fallen from heaven, pure and clean and fresh. But now the candle of your earthly life has gone out, leaving our world so dark that it seems as if the sun itself was eclipsed by your passing."
A private burial took place at a local cemetery."