The incident occurred when Dariene was leaving a nightclub with friends. A separate, unrelated dispute between other parties resulted in gunfire, which tragically resulted in Dariene's untimely passing.
Two children, ages six and two, are left without a mother, as we mourn the passing of Dariene, who we graciously remember as a talented artist and vibrant free-spirit.
Dariene enjoyed her office job, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced her into working just part-time. Unfortunately her involuntary change in employment status voided her life-insurance policy.
With no insurance policy, Dariene's family is gratefully accepting funding for funeral and burial services, and for financial assistance in raising her two young children.
Thank you very much for your support.
PLEASE note that this campaign was set up by a family friend in Canada. As such, your donation will be made in Canadian dollars. One Canadian dollar is roughly 74 American cents. So if you choose to donate $100, the Smith family will only receive $74 USD, and you'll be automatically refunded the 26 USD, so we humbly ask that you please consider adjusting your donation accordingly (IE: if you'd like to donate $100 USD, then please donate $125 on here). Thank you very much and we apologize for any confusion.
Please note that Edwin Kapp, a family friend of the Smith family, will be withdrawing the funds and sending all proceeds to the Smith family via PayPal. All received donations have been sent via PayPal to Dariene's brother, Devonte Smith. He has used funds to help cover funeral expenses, and to help Dariene's children with their day-to-day expenses.