Pastor allegedly murdered by grandson laid to rest in SE Houston
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A community gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a local pastor who was found beaten to death while firefighters worked a house fire.
The funeral for 89-year-old Pastor Clements Vincent Dorsey Sr. was held at Holman Street Baptist Church. Hundreds came together to remember and honor a man known by so many in his community.
"It's hard to explain," relative Terri Terrell said. "I'm feeling happy, but at the same time I'm feeling sad as well."
Pastor Dorsey was allegedly killed by his great-grandson, 20-year-old Cameron Gerald Dorsey, on November 8.
Police say Cameron Dorsey beat his great-grandfather and his great-aunt, Barbara Dorsey-Alexander, to death with a sledgehammer and then set their southeast Houston home on fire to cover up the crime.
Pastor Dorsey's wife was also in the home at the time of the murders, but she slept through the entire ordeal.
The family tells us their faith is what is getting them through this difficult time. They say they are still in shock about the awful way their relatives were killed.
"Everybody is pulling together and we are going to make it through it," relative Mary Dorsey said. "It's tough. It's real tough. It's a shock."
"We were just celebrating his 89th birthday, so for him to pass away like this instead of natural causes, it was really a shock," relative Denisha Dorsey said.
Before the murders, Cameron Dorsey had recently been released from jail and moved in with his great-grandfather. According to police, he was asked to move out right before their deaths.
He was arrested Sunday as he was walking away from his family's church. He is charged with capital murder.
Cameron Dorsey is due back in court Monday. Investigators say he has confessed to the crime.
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