In the early morning of December 24th, 2019 just 20 minutes into Christmas Eve, our beloved Sharif Austin was a tragic victim of gun violence and the age of 21. Unfortunately he lost his life in the same the city where he was born and raised.
If you ever had the pleasure in meeting Sharif, you’d know that his most prized possessions was his 7 month old daughter and 11 year old brother. He loved being a father and did everything in his power to ensure that his daughter would have a great life. Sharif was a very laid back and humble young man with a great personality. He had a lot of dreams with big aspirations and a lot of ambition. He loved to rap and often found himself in the studio making music.
It saddens us all to know that Sharif died due to a senseless act of gun violence before he had time to really grow up and enjoy his life. Because of this Sharif missed his daughter's first Christmas and now won't be here to watch her grow up. This devastating event has broken our family in so many ways. No mother should have to bury her child and no child should have to lose a parent due such a horrific crime. Our family will NEVER be the same because of this.
Many people have reached out to our family and asked what they could due to help at the most difficult time of our lives. We have set up this Gofundme page in response to the outpour of support. All proceeds will go to Sharif's funeral expenses as well as to ensure that his daughter is well taken care of. No amount is to small and every little bit helps. Our family definitely appreciates all the love and support that everyone has shown us.
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