Family sets up GoFundMe for Rockford man killed in fire

By  | 

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The family of Xzavier Parker, 27, has started a GoFundMe​ to cover funeral expenses

Parker was killed from an apartment fire​ Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of North Court Street.

The Rockford Fire Department responded to the fire around 1 a.m. Fire officials say one victim, later identified as Parker, was taken to local hospital in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

Crews say the fire started in a second floor apartment, but the cause is unknown. Officials say the fire caused around $10,000 in damages.

Louise Crayton, Parker's mother, started the GoFundMe. She says, "I lost my beloved son to a fire on April 16, 2019. His father and I want to give him proper home-going celebration. The past weekend he celebrated his 27th birthday. Words can never express the loss you feel when you lose a child. My savior and strength is in God and I know he will cover me and my family as we prepare this home-going."