Tyrone Griffin Jr/His Childrens Gift

$36,260 of $45k goal

Raised by 851 people in 4 months
Nicole Simmons  OAKLAND, CA
Words can't describe the pain I feel inside. My heart continues to beat but I don't feel alive. My children wake up on Christmas Day. But their father was killed the night before and I don't know what to say. How do I explain to my children that their father will no longer be coming home. Last minute gifts was what he wanted for his kids on Christmas Eve. Josh has more gifts than jade. "I have to get one more gift for jade" is what he said. Tyrone always went to the Extreme for all 4 of his kids on Christmas. Last minute gifts. "This will be the greatest Christmas ever" is what he said. He would spend hours putting up the tree. Making sure the decorations were in place and the lights shined brighter than the neighbors. "People will drive by our house and stop their cars to look at our tree" is what he said. Last minute gifts. He would set up the train set around the base of the tree and eat most of the candy canes before they were hung. Smh. I think at times he was more excited than the kids. Who would have ever thought these last minute gifts would cost him his life. What type of person would take a life in front of a child. My children are fatherless because of a thoughtless act of rage. Something that could have been totally avoided just by walking away. Tyrone was an awesome father, a thoughtful son, a caring brother and a loving husband. Tyrone Griffin Jr was stabbed to death on Christmas Eve at the Hayward target buying last minute gifts for his children whom love him dearly. God has taken one of the greatest gifts I've ever received. Even though you blessed us with your short time on this earth, I truly thank God for you Tyrone cause you were more than our "last minute gift"
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Mario Archuleta
4 months ago

My cousins did this and I am disgusted by there actions R.I.P

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Jo Alexander
4 months ago

Nicole, not sure if you got my message back to you. Can you come by with the kids on Saturday to meet? I have some friends with the Warriors that I would like to have meet the kids. I imagine they could use the distraction right about now, and I want to have a little Christmas for them. Please email me at joe at nest bedding . com

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Andrea Simmons
4 months ago

My brother loved family and thru this all he would want us to continue those family gatherings keeping the kids active, Tyrone was a good father brother family member to us all u will truly be missed an bragged about at all times. Until we meet again a broken heart

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Kristen Law
4 months ago

There may be senseless violence in the world, but the way people are responding proves that there are so many good & caring people in this world! That is encouraging. Meeting this goal that Nicole has set will mean that each of Tyrone's children will have a fund which will help towards their future education needs. He certainly would want that and this is one way to bless the memory of Tyrone.

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Georgia Illani Buie
4 months ago

I deeply apologize for your loss my love and prayers go out to your family. I am here. 510. 938. 4996.

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Sylvia Archer
4 months ago
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9

I know your family is devastated, and that no words can come close to taking that pain away. I'm praying for your family. And I truly hope you all can heal from this tragedy in time. He seemed like a wonderful person and father. I can't donate right now as Christmas wiped us out, but you have our prayers and deepest sympathy. Just know that a lot of people are thinking of you.

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Vapvapa K Serrano
4 months ago
8
8

My father was murdered when I was 7 and now I am almost 40. You never forget or get over it. This is horrible and should have never happened. I am so very sorry for your entire beautiful family and esp for the little one that witnessed it. I hope these scumbags get life and get what's coming for them in jail. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart.

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Jeanette Tulley
4 months ago
8
8

People's generosity is breathtaking... I know our family is so thanful...

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Xushie Brue
4 months ago
6
6

I believe Tyrone was a student of mine. As a quiet leader he sometime missed school to work on a traveling carnival, because he knew early on it took money to survive. I'm glad he grew up to be a good man with a loving family. Many blessing to his loved ones.

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Reanna Reyes
4 months ago
5
5

I do know no the family but I have been following the story on the news! My cousin passed away 3 months ago and this was a little quote that made me smile! The bible says that " to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord" We hurt because of the knowledge that your no longer here with us but we give thanks to Gods grace that grants you eternal life in heaven Will his memory forever live on ♥

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Jill Martin
4 months ago
4
4

I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of all those who are effected. Actually, many more will be effected than just those who know you. I am effected. Your story brings tears to my eyes and it makes me think about the things in life that matter so much. I wish there was something that I could say that would help to ease your situation. I would give anything to stop your hurt, to bring him back to you and your children. I know it's easier said than done but please keep your faith and stay strong for your children. He would want that I am sure. He will always be with you. May God Bless you and keep you and your children in His embrace. Please take care. Jill, Bill and family

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Jamila Brantley
4 months ago
4
4

I will love to help, I can cook some food for the family. I am so sorry for your lost, I really felt so bad for your children, My daughters and I tried to comort them both as much as we could. May God bless you all.

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Ryan Dorrough
4 months ago
4
4

Thanks to everyone. Tyron was a great Man and a Real Man his family and kids was his life. He loved hard! This hurts bad!!!! I know he would be touched if he knew how many people poored out their hearts for him. He will always live through us and his love babies. We are going to miss him. Not to mention he was a great mentor to all his newpew's and niece's. How he love the kids. Heart is Broken till we meet again Bra!!!!!

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Cherrelle Marie
4 months ago
4
4

This hits home, I'm praying for Tyrone children and his family. My heart is aching NO child should have to watch there father be murdered... Justice will be served to those evil monsters... My little brother with murdered two years ago in Stockton California by two boys 18, 20 years old. in broad daylight. Witnesses watched out there bedroom window while my brother begged for his life, they called 911 but it was to late! I'm sorry this happened, Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

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Moo Ray
4 months ago
3
3

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Gustavo Lopez
4 months ago
3
3

....all my prayers for Tyrone......you and the kids....:(

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Layla Smith
4 months ago
2
2

There are two gofundme accounts for the deceased as I type this. The other one seems suspicious but I could be wrong. My condolences to the family.

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Adishia Willis
4 months ago
2
2

im so sorry for your loss. our pops was shot and killed last year by a man he didnt even know!! im praying for you, your family and your beautiful babies!!!

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Dee Russell Lefrak
4 months ago
2
2

Condolences on this tragic heavy loss hope this helps give the children a better future without their loving Father. I donated and shared on one of my pages with a big reach

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Terry Gingo McClinton
4 months ago
2
2

This has burrowed into my heart. I'm so, so sorry.

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$36,260 of $45k goal

Raised by 851 people in 4 months
Created December 27, 2016
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Anonymous
17 days ago
AN
$10
A Nonymous
1 month ago
BS
$20
Brad S
1 month ago
DT
$20
Dani Thomas
1 month ago

So sorry for for your loss. I can't imagine what you and the kids are going through.

NG
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N G
1 month ago
MR
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Monique Robinson
1 month ago

I pray God gives his family strength

$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$20
Lauren Hamilton
1 month ago
SJ
$15
scott jones
1 month ago

I'm so sorry for your loss.

EA
$20
Elizabeth Alvillar
2 months ago
Mario Archuleta
4 months ago

My cousins did this and I am disgusted by there actions R.I.P

+ Read More
Jo Alexander
4 months ago

Nicole, not sure if you got my message back to you. Can you come by with the kids on Saturday to meet? I have some friends with the Warriors that I would like to have meet the kids. I imagine they could use the distraction right about now, and I want to have a little Christmas for them. Please email me at joe at nest bedding . com

+ Read More
Andrea Simmons
4 months ago

My brother loved family and thru this all he would want us to continue those family gatherings keeping the kids active, Tyrone was a good father brother family member to us all u will truly be missed an bragged about at all times. Until we meet again a broken heart

+ Read More
Kristen Law
4 months ago

There may be senseless violence in the world, but the way people are responding proves that there are so many good & caring people in this world! That is encouraging. Meeting this goal that Nicole has set will mean that each of Tyrone's children will have a fund which will help towards their future education needs. He certainly would want that and this is one way to bless the memory of Tyrone.

+ Read More
Georgia Illani Buie
4 months ago

I deeply apologize for your loss my love and prayers go out to your family. I am here. 510. 938. 4996.

+ Read More
Sylvia Archer
4 months ago
9
9

I know your family is devastated, and that no words can come close to taking that pain away. I'm praying for your family. And I truly hope you all can heal from this tragedy in time. He seemed like a wonderful person and father. I can't donate right now as Christmas wiped us out, but you have our prayers and deepest sympathy. Just know that a lot of people are thinking of you.

+ Read More
Vapvapa K Serrano
4 months ago
8
8

My father was murdered when I was 7 and now I am almost 40. You never forget or get over it. This is horrible and should have never happened. I am so very sorry for your entire beautiful family and esp for the little one that witnessed it. I hope these scumbags get life and get what's coming for them in jail. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart.

+ Read More
Jeanette Tulley
4 months ago
8
8

People's generosity is breathtaking... I know our family is so thanful...

+ Read More
Xushie Brue
4 months ago
6
6

I believe Tyrone was a student of mine. As a quiet leader he sometime missed school to work on a traveling carnival, because he knew early on it took money to survive. I'm glad he grew up to be a good man with a loving family. Many blessing to his loved ones.

+ Read More
Reanna Reyes
4 months ago
5
5

I do know no the family but I have been following the story on the news! My cousin passed away 3 months ago and this was a little quote that made me smile! The bible says that " to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord" We hurt because of the knowledge that your no longer here with us but we give thanks to Gods grace that grants you eternal life in heaven Will his memory forever live on ♥

+ Read More
Jill Martin
4 months ago
4
4

I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of all those who are effected. Actually, many more will be effected than just those who know you. I am effected. Your story brings tears to my eyes and it makes me think about the things in life that matter so much. I wish there was something that I could say that would help to ease your situation. I would give anything to stop your hurt, to bring him back to you and your children. I know it's easier said than done but please keep your faith and stay strong for your children. He would want that I am sure. He will always be with you. May God Bless you and keep you and your children in His embrace. Please take care. Jill, Bill and family

+ Read More
Jamila Brantley
4 months ago
4
4

I will love to help, I can cook some food for the family. I am so sorry for your lost, I really felt so bad for your children, My daughters and I tried to comort them both as much as we could. May God bless you all.

+ Read More
Ryan Dorrough
4 months ago
4
4

Thanks to everyone. Tyron was a great Man and a Real Man his family and kids was his life. He loved hard! This hurts bad!!!! I know he would be touched if he knew how many people poored out their hearts for him. He will always live through us and his love babies. We are going to miss him. Not to mention he was a great mentor to all his newpew's and niece's. How he love the kids. Heart is Broken till we meet again Bra!!!!!

+ Read More
Cherrelle Marie
4 months ago
4
4

This hits home, I'm praying for Tyrone children and his family. My heart is aching NO child should have to watch there father be murdered... Justice will be served to those evil monsters... My little brother with murdered two years ago in Stockton California by two boys 18, 20 years old. in broad daylight. Witnesses watched out there bedroom window while my brother begged for his life, they called 911 but it was to late! I'm sorry this happened, Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

+ Read More
Moo Ray
4 months ago
3
3

I'm so sorry for your loss.

+ Read More
Gustavo Lopez
4 months ago
3
3

....all my prayers for Tyrone......you and the kids....:(

+ Read More
Layla Smith
4 months ago
2
2

There are two gofundme accounts for the deceased as I type this. The other one seems suspicious but I could be wrong. My condolences to the family.

+ Read More
Adishia Willis
4 months ago
2
2

im so sorry for your loss. our pops was shot and killed last year by a man he didnt even know!! im praying for you, your family and your beautiful babies!!!

+ Read More
Dee Russell Lefrak
4 months ago
2
2

Condolences on this tragic heavy loss hope this helps give the children a better future without their loving Father. I donated and shared on one of my pages with a big reach

+ Read More
Terry Gingo McClinton
4 months ago
2
2

This has burrowed into my heart. I'm so, so sorry.

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