Loss of exuberant, loving mom

Hello, my name is Teresa Fox. I am writing this with pain in my heart and soul on behalf of my colleague, Linda Mercer.  Linda and her husband, Steve, had their 42 year old daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, torn from their lives in the afternoon of Sunday, September 30, 2018. Sarah was brutally murdered while trying to remove a few remaining personal belongings at the home she had leased with her ex-roommate.

Sarah was an exuberant, loving, single mom with a 16 year old daughter who was the center of her world. She worked in sales to support the two of them. She was, as her dad likes to say, “An extrovert on steroids.”  Everyone she met was a friend, never a stranger. She loved her fellowship, New Horizon Church in Fife, WA. She was a musician and artist. She had a beautiful singing voice, and loved to worship. Sarah had a huge heart for the homeless in her neighborhood, and knew many of them by name. She fed them, prayed for them, and regularly checked in on them.  Her senseless death leaves an incredible hole in the lives of those who knew her and loved her.

The costs involved in the murder of a loved one are daunting.  Linda and Steve will become the legal guardians of their granddaughter, and are putting their retirement plans on indefinite hold to care for her. They will be the sole responsible persons for all monies allocated to this Go Fund Me account. The funds will be used for the considerable burial and legal expenses.

Our hearts break for our colleague, Linda, and we ask you to do whatever you can to help with the unexpected financial burden of this tragedy.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Teresa Fox 
Lakeland South, WA
Linda Mercer 
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