Funeral Funds

$2,757 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 35 people in 24 months
On August 20 my family had an unexpected death within it. Addiction has claimed yet another life. Brittany was a 27-year-old fun outgoing and bubbly person. She was taken from us too soon. We are currently raising funds to help with funeral expenses.
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James Simpson
24 months ago

And now I see a comment from Shelby Liz that no one is begging for money in her family? How about you, Shelby, begging for money for a service dog for your inability to work because of your pill addiction? Pointing a finger leaves three fingers pointing back at yourself. Shame on you!

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Dee DiStefano
24 months ago

I wish I could help, but I am still paying off my sons funeral. He was the same age, and also died of an overdose. But I have something to say to "miss Shelby. Since you know so much about addiction, then you should know it is a disease, one my son fought for 9 months in rehab, but it is such a potent disease it killed him anyway! Get a heart lady, and at least have some empathy for this poor family! I am sure they don't want one stinking dime from you!

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Nicole Slager
24 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael- Addiction is a disease just like any other. Obviously you don't understand but to judge somebody who passed away isn't right. I hope you are a better person in the future. Its not about the money, it's about your response. Her family and friends need support, not negativity.

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Susan Sheehan
24 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael, you need to educate yourself about addiction, and hope to God that it never touches your family. It is a horrible disease, not a choice, and it's infiltrating our youth, everywhere.

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James Simpson
24 months ago

Shelby is just mad because no one is giving to her gofundme account. God bless Brittany Howard, may she rest in peace. No one asks to be an addict, honestly, who would choose that for their life? At least Brittany is now at peace, and my prayers and thoughts are with her family now.

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Tracie Carnes Davis
24 months ago

A beautiful and bright young lady has lost her fight against addiction.. A mother and a father are left to mourn and all you can think about is YOUR hard earned money? I pray that the Howard family finds some level of peace and comfort from those that may not understand but are still willing to help out anyway they can. I suggest you delete your negative comment! The price of understanding (and keeping your judgemental comments to yourself) is free!

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Lindsay Cox
24 months ago

Why even comment if you have nothing nice to say.

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Scotti Wilkerson
24 months ago
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Shelby Liz McMichael you are a mean soul. How dare you come here and harass this family during a devastating time. I watched her episode of intervention just a couple days ago and she tried to get sober. But relapse is very common, as is a deadly overdose. You have no education on addiction apparently. Take your nasty comment down and find some heart.

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Mary Brongo
24 months ago
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Shame on you Shelby Liz McMichael! Ill pray to God for you that addiction never hit your family.

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Tonya Cook Phipps
24 months ago
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Shelby liz McMichael I suggest you not comment and go on! NO ONE'S BEGGING.

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Vanessa Lissette
24 months ago
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Why even comment Shelby Liz McMichael? Move on! The family doesn't need your negative comments or money!

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David Nelson
23 months ago
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shelby liz aka michelle little has raised 10 bucks in a month for a service dog. Karma? i dont know but it pays to be nice like the Howards

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Tonya Cook Phipps
23 months ago
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God bless you all for the help and kind words for the family through this difficult time. We will be taking this down tonight and surprising them with all your generosity.

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Susan Sheehan
24 months ago
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I'm sorry Dee DiStefano for your loss. My 37 year old daughter is a heroin addict, still at it after 20 years. I keep waiting for the call, and I know it will come. May God bless Brittany and your son and keep them close.

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Shelby Liz McMichael
24 months ago
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Im very sorry for your loss, but i cannot justify spending my hard earned money on an overdose victim.

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Krista Lynn Braun
20 months ago
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Prayers To you and your family! I was deeply saddened to hear of your families tragic loss! It takes courage to seek help (On the show "Intervention" and here, especially in such a public way. I'm sorry for the negative comments that your family has been assaulted with during such a difficult time. As many know, relapse is often part of the recovery process with addiction. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be fatal. I hope your family can find peace and comfort from each other, your friends, community and of you have one, your church or place of worship! I will keep you all in my prayers! I unfortunately know the pain of loss and turmoil due to family and friends in addiction. May Brittany Rest In Peace! She was a brilliant,beautiful girl who was taken too soon! I'm glad she was able to experience some sobriety bc she seemed genuinely happy and it was inspiring to see that sparkle in her eyes come back (as her Mom said!) !

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Tony Gerada
20 months ago
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I just saw this episode and today. My heart pours with prayers and support to Brittany's family and friends. She was so beautiful and came such a long way. It is very sad and horrible disease for anyone to suffer. May she rest in peace and her famly have all the love and support that they deserve from the community. You are not alone.

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Kenna Hutsonpillar Horton
20 months ago
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prayer sent to you all. I have a 27 year old daughter serving time and all due to her addiction with Meth. My heart goes out to you, i watched the episode and prayed the intervention worked to only see the credits and dedication at the end. The families of the addicts are hurt more . Praying for peace. and sending love.

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Shelby Liz McMichael
24 months ago
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I know all about addiction. My 35 year old cousin just had a massive stroke due to all the drugs he's done over the years. It sucks that he will never be the same but we aren't begging for money for his hospital bills.

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Jenn Lindstrom
8 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael: "I know all about addiction. My 35 year old cousin just had a massive stroke due to all the drugs he's done over the years. It sucks that he will never be the same but we aren't begging for money for his hospital bills." Ok, wow. I don't even know where to start with this. Why comment at all if you are just going to spew hatred, bitterness and negativity? Do you not have a soul?? This is devastating for this family. How DARE you!? Go crawl back under whatever rock you came out from. For your information I come from a whole family of addicts! I don't know all about addicts. You blow my mind with your arrogant narcissistic attitude. Wow. Just.....wow...

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Jenn Lindstrom
8 months ago

With much love. I know this isn't much and please know I wish I could give a million dollars. Although the funeral is over, I hope that you all continue to raise money and be able to do some good. With much love and God's blessings to you all in abundance!

$100
Brad Rogers
13 months ago

Praying for healing Whitney!

JC
$20
Jessica Cook
20 months ago

We were so saddened to hear about Brittney passing. Myself and Henry Clay (Torrie's brother) had only just found out. We hope and pray that you will have strength during this time of loss. God bless you Torrie and your family xoxoxox Much love...

$7
Krista B
20 months ago
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My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. I'm so very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace!

$70
Anonymous
20 months ago
BH
$200
Bruce Hart
23 months ago
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Prayers for your family.

$5
Martha McGhee
23 months ago
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I am so sorry for your loss.

GR
$30
Gloria Rasmussen
24 months ago
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Thank you for sharing your story Brittany.

James Simpson
24 months ago

And now I see a comment from Shelby Liz that no one is begging for money in her family? How about you, Shelby, begging for money for a service dog for your inability to work because of your pill addiction? Pointing a finger leaves three fingers pointing back at yourself. Shame on you!

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Dee DiStefano
24 months ago

I wish I could help, but I am still paying off my sons funeral. He was the same age, and also died of an overdose. But I have something to say to "miss Shelby. Since you know so much about addiction, then you should know it is a disease, one my son fought for 9 months in rehab, but it is such a potent disease it killed him anyway! Get a heart lady, and at least have some empathy for this poor family! I am sure they don't want one stinking dime from you!

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Nicole Slager
24 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael- Addiction is a disease just like any other. Obviously you don't understand but to judge somebody who passed away isn't right. I hope you are a better person in the future. Its not about the money, it's about your response. Her family and friends need support, not negativity.

+ Read More
Susan Sheehan
24 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael, you need to educate yourself about addiction, and hope to God that it never touches your family. It is a horrible disease, not a choice, and it's infiltrating our youth, everywhere.

+ Read More
James Simpson
24 months ago

Shelby is just mad because no one is giving to her gofundme account. God bless Brittany Howard, may she rest in peace. No one asks to be an addict, honestly, who would choose that for their life? At least Brittany is now at peace, and my prayers and thoughts are with her family now.

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Tracie Carnes Davis
24 months ago

A beautiful and bright young lady has lost her fight against addiction.. A mother and a father are left to mourn and all you can think about is YOUR hard earned money? I pray that the Howard family finds some level of peace and comfort from those that may not understand but are still willing to help out anyway they can. I suggest you delete your negative comment! The price of understanding (and keeping your judgemental comments to yourself) is free!

+ Read More
Lindsay Cox
24 months ago

Why even comment if you have nothing nice to say.

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Scotti Wilkerson
24 months ago
9
9

Shelby Liz McMichael you are a mean soul. How dare you come here and harass this family during a devastating time. I watched her episode of intervention just a couple days ago and she tried to get sober. But relapse is very common, as is a deadly overdose. You have no education on addiction apparently. Take your nasty comment down and find some heart.

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Mary Brongo
24 months ago
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Shame on you Shelby Liz McMichael! Ill pray to God for you that addiction never hit your family.

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Tonya Cook Phipps
24 months ago
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Shelby liz McMichael I suggest you not comment and go on! NO ONE'S BEGGING.

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Vanessa Lissette
24 months ago
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Why even comment Shelby Liz McMichael? Move on! The family doesn't need your negative comments or money!

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David Nelson
23 months ago
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shelby liz aka michelle little has raised 10 bucks in a month for a service dog. Karma? i dont know but it pays to be nice like the Howards

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Tonya Cook Phipps
23 months ago
5
5

God bless you all for the help and kind words for the family through this difficult time. We will be taking this down tonight and surprising them with all your generosity.

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Susan Sheehan
24 months ago
5
5

I'm sorry Dee DiStefano for your loss. My 37 year old daughter is a heroin addict, still at it after 20 years. I keep waiting for the call, and I know it will come. May God bless Brittany and your son and keep them close.

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Shelby Liz McMichael
24 months ago
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Im very sorry for your loss, but i cannot justify spending my hard earned money on an overdose victim.

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Krista Lynn Braun
20 months ago
1
1

Prayers To you and your family! I was deeply saddened to hear of your families tragic loss! It takes courage to seek help (On the show "Intervention" and here, especially in such a public way. I'm sorry for the negative comments that your family has been assaulted with during such a difficult time. As many know, relapse is often part of the recovery process with addiction. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be fatal. I hope your family can find peace and comfort from each other, your friends, community and of you have one, your church or place of worship! I will keep you all in my prayers! I unfortunately know the pain of loss and turmoil due to family and friends in addiction. May Brittany Rest In Peace! She was a brilliant,beautiful girl who was taken too soon! I'm glad she was able to experience some sobriety bc she seemed genuinely happy and it was inspiring to see that sparkle in her eyes come back (as her Mom said!) !

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Tony Gerada
20 months ago
1
1

I just saw this episode and today. My heart pours with prayers and support to Brittany's family and friends. She was so beautiful and came such a long way. It is very sad and horrible disease for anyone to suffer. May she rest in peace and her famly have all the love and support that they deserve from the community. You are not alone.

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Kenna Hutsonpillar Horton
20 months ago
1
1

prayer sent to you all. I have a 27 year old daughter serving time and all due to her addiction with Meth. My heart goes out to you, i watched the episode and prayed the intervention worked to only see the credits and dedication at the end. The families of the addicts are hurt more . Praying for peace. and sending love.

+ Read More
Shelby Liz McMichael
24 months ago
1
1

I know all about addiction. My 35 year old cousin just had a massive stroke due to all the drugs he's done over the years. It sucks that he will never be the same but we aren't begging for money for his hospital bills.

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Jenn Lindstrom
8 months ago

Shelby Liz McMichael: "I know all about addiction. My 35 year old cousin just had a massive stroke due to all the drugs he's done over the years. It sucks that he will never be the same but we aren't begging for money for his hospital bills." Ok, wow. I don't even know where to start with this. Why comment at all if you are just going to spew hatred, bitterness and negativity? Do you not have a soul?? This is devastating for this family. How DARE you!? Go crawl back under whatever rock you came out from. For your information I come from a whole family of addicts! I don't know all about addicts. You blow my mind with your arrogant narcissistic attitude. Wow. Just.....wow...

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