Helen Pettit's Funeral & Memorial

My Mother passed this afternoon and my Father passed last September.  These high school sweethearts would  have been married 60 years this past January.  Their love was strong and their connection was even stronger.

Three years ago, my Mom suffered a sudden death experience. My father began CPR on her until the ambulance could arrive. Because of this, my mother was the 1%  that survive and walk out of the hospital.
This only strengthed their bond.

 They raised 2 children, and helped raise 1 grandchild. Except for my father, her greatest love were her 2 great grands.  For the last 10 months she had missed my dad  in a way that only years of love and devotion could build. In the last few months of her life her healthMy Mother passed this afternoon and my Father passed last September.  These high school sweethearts would  ha
was not good and the ravages of age  that we all feel began to weigh on her and the sudden death experience damage to her heart was taking a toll.  Unfortunately, when my father died he had no life insurance and even though my mother purchased life insurance she did not survive long enough for it to take effect. 
We were lucky, my father was able to have his body sent to the USC School of medicine, but because of the infection and injury that eventually lead to Mom's death, she was not able to follow him there like was planned.
So now there will be bills and other expenses that are part of loosing a family member.   And 10 months later, I find myself and my family in this financial bind.  Beside the expenses of a loved one dying, there are the bills that Mom was paying off that were Dad's and now her's besides will fall on our family to pay. 
It is truly with a heavy heart that I look towards my friends to help with these expenses.  Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated. The Funeral expenses, memorial expenses and bill to pay off the expenses from dad's death are more lofty than our family can afford right now.

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  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 31 mos
  • Gary & Donna Hipp 
    • $100 
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  • MaryAnne Campbell 
    • $150 
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    • $50 
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Organizer

Laura Pettit Criswell 
Organizer
Columbia, SC
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