For Towanna Obannon

Towanna Obannon was my best friend here in Columbus. I say that because I have met a few ladies since I moved here from Michigan 14 years ago. Not to dismiss the other ladies but has anyone ever met someone to talk to and tell your whole life stories? Towanna knew EVERYTHING ABOUT ME. I "MEAN EVERYTHING"! Listen this lady had a heart of gold. If she loved you she would reach out to see if you were alright. She kept to herself. She didn't entertain dealing with the outside world. When she did go out it was every Sunday to go to church. She also had Crohn's Disease that she battled with for years. Thing is her passion was tasty food and if you told her you were cooking she would ask you to bring her some but as well she would cook for herself and she would brag about it. Especially when she cooked for her brother and niece. Towanna never had any children of her own. She had surgery at an early age that prevented her from having any. She didn't even have a relationship with a mate or spouse and she was content staying home, watching her favorite shows. I would ask her how she was so diligent and content where others were would entertain relationships, asked her she was lonely for companionship. She always have the same answer, "I'm content with myself Don Don"! She was so strong and where the rest of us entertained such lifestyle it had no importance to hear. I admired her, didn't understand how she valued her peace without feeling something was missing in her life. My girl was  STRONG!!!! She had a relationship with GOD and she depended on him for all her needs. When without she barely complained. Let me tell you that injustice was done how she had to live even without no heat for years. Giving her space heaters and excuses. I had the opportunity to live with her until moved in a unit next door. Guess what? I had no heat either and was evicted because became a threat but the judge dismissed my case and I moved. I was very concerned about her after I moved. She caught colds several times but still never complained because she was content in her space. Towanna wasn't very susceptible to change. She would attend church every Sunday before she couldn't anymore due to health issues and she would get and save me a bulletin everytime she attended. When she would have an opportunity to go to a food pantry they also had a clothes closet. She thought of me everytime and picked out apparel that she knew I would like. I mean nice classy stuff because she knew I liked to dress nice. She was so thoughtful. I never met a woman like her. We weren't related but we became sisters, best friends, confidants in every way. It's hard further to explain what a special person she was. She loved her family. Her brother was her biggest fan, Billy. Her sister was also a love of her life. Her niece and nephews. I can't begin to tell you what knowing her was like. She should have been paid $25 at least an hour for all the things I shared with her, made me feel better, open eared to all my adversities. Secrets she knew and pains I've gone thru. She was the BEST FRIEND one especially ME that could ever have. I don't know what I'm gonna do without her in my life anymore. My heart is sooo heavy! When she died I know she didn't expect to. She had squired Lymphozema and her legs became so big she found barely walk. Some call it Elephant Disease. She started going to physical therapy twice a week. She was so proud of herself because she was taking care of herself and not to mention getting out, leaving her private space she valued so much. I think it was too much for her because she hasn't been used to that much activity. I think it took it's toll on her physical condition where even I had concerns the strain could do to her. It's alot been said here about my best friend. I don't expect many to more than just read. But if you can find it in your mind because I'm not on that heart stuff. Your heart doesn't actually feel emotion, it's just a saying I've found. But if you could process in your MIND what I've said about a beautiful God loving, devine individual such as Towanna at this time her family needs assistance with making sure she has a home going that she DESERVES and donate what you can. I'm asking as well so my special friend and sister in Christ can be laid to rest appropriately. Thing is she would not want any fuss. She would say, "I don't want all them people looking at me like that, dang Don Don you don't have to do this and neither does my brother or sister"! I ALSO KNOW she WOULD APPRECIATE IT and want us all to rejoice  and and turn up and come together with love, no tears, comfort knowing she is at peace. Anything you can donate for her family would deeply be appreciated and anything you understand how special she was in at least my life would be appreciated too. I can't think clearly because I'm going thru some things too, she listened, loved me, we talked more than once a week, if she didn't hear from me more than that she'd call and pretty much ask me what the heck is going on with me?
 Her loss on top of everything that's affecting my life tremendously right now isn't easy. I feel stuck because I'll never EVER have a close friend I can talk to shake like we did. Without further explanation, I'm asking you to do consider whatever you can. Thank you!
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