SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Inside a tattoo parlor in Sandusky, the mood is somber.
There, family and friends mourn the lives of Heather Jackson, 23, and her two children who were brutally murdered over the weekend.
"She was a wonderful mom. Loved the kids to death. She would do anything for those kids," said Nick Fee, Heather’s brother.
Tuesday, Curtis Clinton, 41, was arraigned on three counts of aggravated murder after police say he strangled the three of them inside their home.
"I've never met him. None of our family had ever heard of him or met him. It's astounding to me that he was even around," added Fee.
While Jackson's family was in the dark, police believe the two of them knew each other for months.
"He'll see my face in his dreams for years to come. I guarantee you that," added Fee.
Funeral services for Heather, Celina and Wayne will be held Thursday at North Point Baptist Church.
According to Heather's family, the funeral services were donated for free.
"All the money that I make cutting hair until Saturday goes right to her family. I've had people in here just donating money," said Ashley Marshall.
Over at Generations Hair Salon, a fundraiser was organized to help the family.
"I've known her since we were 13. And this is just another way to help her family out, and keep me busy at the same time," said Marshall.
"I haven't had my hair cut in years. And I thought, this is something that I can do for this family," said Natalie Geitz, of Sandusky.
And over at the tattoo shop, donations were being accepted for the family, as well.
A memorial fund has been set up at Citizens Bank in Sandusky under the name, 'Heather Jackson Family Fund.'