Cierra's Funeral Fundraiser

$19,120 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 423 people in 15 months
Dear Family and Friends,

       I have lost my baby sister as a result of senseless gun violence. She was just 25 years of age before her life was taken. This incident came at a time when she was in the process of restoring her life. After graduating from Berkeley High she tried to continue with her academic studies but had some challenges. She made some bad decisions that resulted in incarceration, however after her release she managed to re-enroll at Contra Costa Community College and commit to her studies. She then excelled academically earning A’s and B’s which allowed her to apply and receive multiple scholarships and acquire her AA Degree in Communication in the English Language & Critical Thinking. She then transferred to the historic Black college Clark Atlanta University to continue her studies in Communications. Cierra was intelligent, charismatic, and she had vibrant sense of humor that resonated with her friends and family. We would appreciate any help towards financing this funeral by donating or sharing this link so that we can give Cierra the Homegoing she deserves.
         I want to also highlight that this is not just an isolated incident that happened to Cierra. Gun violence is prevalent throughout many Black communities across the country. Families and communities are ruptured and grieve everyday due to gun violence. We have been conditioned to believe that this is normal when in fact IT’S NOT. We need more UNITY and less DIVISION. Gun violence continues to plague our communities and we cannot rely on law enforcement or politicians to resolve this. Research and policies can only go so far with this – it is ultimately on us to assure that this won’t happen to anymore of our sisters and brothers.

Rest in Power Sis
                                                                                             Love,
                                                                                             Big Brother
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Lenard J Chatman Jr.
14 months ago
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My Condolences, I am so truly for the Ford Family, She spend many night at my house growing up with my daughter, She always was respectful and a good person, I'm praying for strength for her Mom and Family...

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Andrea Clark
14 months ago
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Stunned at what an amazing job you have done raising money in such a short amount of time! Thank you for supporting your mom in this terrible time! We love you all!!

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June Lyvette Latimore
14 months ago
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You speak truth three people I know were killed today one still on the ground around 1corner from where I am as I type.... Two18 yr olds. At that , whose parents I've known over 30 yrs. n I have 8 with my baby being 18 and a frien two the boys murdered earlier today... We need more Loyalty n Respect of each other n the black community...,ur right. And also Your Mom is Shana? If so I know her and Clarence.... Dear friends of mine... You all have my Deepest Sympathy... Stay Stong n Pray Faithfully n it will ease u....

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Keke Pruitt
14 months ago

God bless you all My friend,more like my auntie ily Cierra

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Ruth Kabiba Gigi Hayes
14 months ago

My condolence to you and your family. My prayers are with Kim. I will truly miss Ciara!! She was so smart, so sweet and beautiful inside and out. May you receive comfort from Gods word "..all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29)

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Keke Pruitt
14 months ago

TT Cierra Your in A Better Place May the lord give u power to love us from above and keep our head high your so missed , Auntie Ci

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Eunice Stamford
14 months ago

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.-Revelation21:4 I look forward to God's Kingdom bringing about such conditions as promised in the scriptures. Condolences to the family.

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Daniel Santos
14 months ago

I'm at a loss for words over the passing of Cierra. I took classes with her and we shared a couple of extra curricular school activities together as Students and Graduates of Contra Costa College's Communication department. It breaks my heart that her energy and happiness will be forever remembered, and never forgotten. R.I.P. Cierra

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Created November 28, 2016
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Corinne Louise
13 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my love and prayers to everyone affected. I hope she gets to/got to have the most beautiful funeral. Im sorry for being a little late to the game but I hope this donation can still be of some use.

AH
$50
Andrea Hill-Sevier
14 months ago

Keeping your family in prayer

SJ
$100
Stephanie Jenkins
14 months ago

Because the community DOES care. I had to do something. God bless.

JK
$200
James Kennedy
14 months ago
1
1

Clarence: My heart goes out to you. Such an unfortunate and unfair occurence. Have the strength to go forward with your plans and expectations. On behalf of the full Kennedy-King Board of Directors our full and sincere condolences. Jim Kennedy

FS
$50
Felicia Stewart
14 months ago
2
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I taught Cierra at Clark Atlanta University this semester. She was a joy to have in class, and I am so saddened. I will always remember her smile. I pray for healing for the family. I

$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
FR
$50
Flora Russ
14 months ago
1
1

The world has lost a beautiful, charismatic young woman. She was a ray of sunshine.

Lenard J Chatman Jr.
14 months ago
1
1

My Condolences, I am so truly for the Ford Family, She spend many night at my house growing up with my daughter, She always was respectful and a good person, I'm praying for strength for her Mom and Family...

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Andrea Clark
14 months ago
1
1

Stunned at what an amazing job you have done raising money in such a short amount of time! Thank you for supporting your mom in this terrible time! We love you all!!

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June Lyvette Latimore
14 months ago
1
1

You speak truth three people I know were killed today one still on the ground around 1corner from where I am as I type.... Two18 yr olds. At that , whose parents I've known over 30 yrs. n I have 8 with my baby being 18 and a frien two the boys murdered earlier today... We need more Loyalty n Respect of each other n the black community...,ur right. And also Your Mom is Shana? If so I know her and Clarence.... Dear friends of mine... You all have my Deepest Sympathy... Stay Stong n Pray Faithfully n it will ease u....

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Keke Pruitt
14 months ago

God bless you all My friend,more like my auntie ily Cierra

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Ruth Kabiba Gigi Hayes
14 months ago

My condolence to you and your family. My prayers are with Kim. I will truly miss Ciara!! She was so smart, so sweet and beautiful inside and out. May you receive comfort from Gods word "..all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28,29)

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Keke Pruitt
14 months ago

TT Cierra Your in A Better Place May the lord give u power to love us from above and keep our head high your so missed , Auntie Ci

+ Read More
Eunice Stamford
14 months ago

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.-Revelation21:4 I look forward to God's Kingdom bringing about such conditions as promised in the scriptures. Condolences to the family.

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Daniel Santos
14 months ago

I'm at a loss for words over the passing of Cierra. I took classes with her and we shared a couple of extra curricular school activities together as Students and Graduates of Contra Costa College's Communication department. It breaks my heart that her energy and happiness will be forever remembered, and never forgotten. R.I.P. Cierra

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