Mayflower Storm Victim Watches Her Home Torn Down

Published 05/08 2014 06:49PM

Updated 05/09 2014 09:04AM

MAYFLOWER, AR - On Thursday morning, Minnie White chose to watch her home being torn down. The tornado that hit Central Arkansas late last month left her house unlivable. 

"That means that the Lord saved me," said White. "I got most everything out that I needed. I wanna stay here so I can look at them tear down, destroy my house."

White's family joined by her side to watch bulldozers finish what the storm started. 

"This is a lot of memories for me because I came down here and hung Christmas lights, me and my daughters, took care of the yard, done her laundry, done everything she needed to be done when she was sick," said White's niece, Earlean Croston.

"I've got a lot on my mind right now, I'm just glad the Lord saved me, but this is going to be a lot of memories," added White.

For this family, moving on will be tough, but they're focused on not letting a storm or its destruction shake their foundation.

"We have a family of faith. We believe in God and we know that God is going to take care of us, and that's what keeps us strong, and that's what brought her through," said Croston.

White is not sure if she will rebuild. She is thinking about buying a mobile home to save money. 

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