Funeral Service for Herbert Benitez
$3,490 of $5,000 goal
My name is Andrew Benitez, and on Friday October 16,2015, the hardest thing I have ever had to do was tell my mom that her youngest son, my little brother, was shot and killed by San Francisco Police officers.
With so much still unknown as to why this happened, what is known is that it took almost a full day before I was notified. Everyone is my family is in complete disbelief that something like this has happend.
Herbert Benitez was 27 years old and supposed to turn 28 in two weeks. Instead of celebrating, my family now has to figure out how we will bury his body. While everyone is coping, this has hit my mom the most as they were on their way to go eat lunch. She was a block away when all of this went down and had no clue until I told her the next day.
My family has never asked for assistance for anything and struggled to find solutions over the years. However, this is a struggle that we can't handle on our own, which is why any assistance is greatly appreciated. I know many of you may have never met my brother, but I know he would have appreciated the support given during this terrible time.
I appreciate the fact that you took time to read this, and I hope you are able to help us during this difficult time.
I will be closing this campaign and for anyone who may need to reach out to my mother, please send anything to the address below.
PO BOX 1050
Daly City, CA 94017
Difficult decisions were made today. With a painful heart, my mother had to pick out the grave and casket for Herbert and when to have his burial.
There will be a viewing for friends and family on Wednesday the 11th, and the burial will occur on the 12th.
Viewing/Paying respects: At Driscoll's Mortuary
When: Wednesday November 11, 2015 3p
Funeral Mass: November 12th @ 10:30-11a
Burial to follow: Held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
My family appreciates all of the support and donations we have received so far. Since we are still in need of support to cover the overall cost, all we ask is to continue to share our link.
1465 Valencia st. San Francisco, CA 94110
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
1500 Mission Road, Colma, CA 94014
All we can ask is for continued support, prayers, and the sharing of our post.
We are hoping things will be resolved before Herbert's birthday, October 30th. He would have been 28 years old on Friday