Funeral Costs for Tommy's Daughter

Tommy Neal tragically lost his daughter Brenda and sister in law Melody Waltermeyer to a fire at a friend's house in Shrewsbury Pa. on December 8. Brenda and Melody had actually made it out safely at first, but they attempted to return to the house to save a cat, got  trapped and were unable to escape the second time

Tommy, a well respected banjo player, has been a prominent member of the Bluegrass community in the mid Atlantic for years. A group of musicians are rallying to help Tommy generate some funds to assist with funeral expenses for his daughter and help him support Brenda's son Tyler. Tommy recently became the sole gaurdian for Tyler who was born with developmental disabilities. 

Along with this GoFundMe campaign, a group of local musicians are planning an all day Bluegrass concert to generate more funds for Tommy on Sunday 1/28 from noon to 10 PM at the Victory Villa Community Center in Middle River.  Currently the lineup will include

Jeff Presley and South Central Bluegrass
Carroll County Ramblers
Tom Mindte and the Patuxent Partners
Copper Canyon
Frankie Short and Northern Connection
Blue Train
Rick Jones and the Foggy Hollow Boys
Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition

More details to come...

Thank you for your support

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Brenda's funeral was Wednesday December 13
Melody Waltermeyer's funeral is Saturday, December 16 at 1PM. It will be at Mt. Zion-Potosi United Methodist Church in Glen Rock PA
  • Tony Bonta 
    • $45 
    • 43 mos
  • Alan Weiss 
    • $25 
    • 43 mos
  • Anne Collins 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • John Twigg 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Vicki McMullen 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tony Bonta 
Towson, MD
Thomas Neal 
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