Dozens of people were also injured.
The storms struck first on Easter across a landscape largely emptied by coronavirus stay-at-home orders.
The tornado did major damage at the Mall at Turtle Creek and Jonesboro Municipal Airport.
The storms caused multiple buildings to collapse.
At least eight people have been killed by tornadoes that tore through Nashville, Tennessee.
The Storm Prediction Center logged at least three dozen reports of storm damage from east Texas to Georgia.
More than 150,000 people were without power early Monday as fierce winds and "half dollar size hail" swept through the region.
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Record-breaking severe weather whipped through the Midwest destroying homes and power lines.