Child expenses

$9,750 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 246 people in 24 months

Whitney Gray was shot and killed October 16, 2016 while driving with her two young sons (age 3years, and 6months) in the vehicle. This was a senseless tragedy.

Per GoFundMe:

1. Who you are: Tara Rooks
2. Where you're from: Independence, Mo
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: Whitney's friend, Aunt to her boys.
4. How the funds will be used (be specific as possible): Funds will be used for the children
5. If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf: will be withdrawn and placed into an account for the two boys.

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I wanted to update all of the supporters.

Trial began monday with jury selection.

This afternoon, the jury convicted him of 1st degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. This carries a max sentence of 7 years. It has already been 20 months. He will be sentenced in late August.
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Today marks one month since this tragedy. Whitney is still missed more than anything. The suspect is due in court next week.
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Family
Big brother, little brother
Mommy and Bentley
Junior and Mommy
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Family photos
The day Bentley was born
Mommy and Junior
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Shelley Cartwright Metje
24 months ago

I am the President of Corey's Network Inc. We help families like yours raise money for funeral expenses. There is a business in Independence that has offered to do a fundraiser on your behalf. Please contact me at 816 834.9161

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Pattie Allen Ketterer
24 months ago

I didn't know Whitney but I sure hope they catch the useless piece of trash that did this! My thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her beautiful babies...

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Brett Rooks
24 months ago

Thank you everybody for the support It is much appreciated

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Sean McCormack
24 months ago
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4

I'm an Ordained Minister in the Northland. If you need someone to conduct the Memorial Service please let me know, I can't help with the other funeral costs, but I'll do the parts that you might want a minister for and I'll do it for free.

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Janie Arnold
24 months ago
4
4

I'm so sorry for her sweet babies, for her family and friends. May you rest in peace Whitney Gray.

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Kim Spengler-Pasquale
24 months ago
3
3

So very sorry for your loss. I'm praying for her precious little ones. And praying for peace and comfort also for the whole family, and for whoever did this to be brought to swift and certain justice.

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Veronica Santiago
24 months ago
3
3

U welcome Tara Sorry I wish I can do more are u her relatives and I'm sorry about the boys They lost there mom and young ages and I'm sorry for your lost

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LittleBoy Wisdom
24 months ago
2
2

Is there someone to raise the children in a good home? So tragic..

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Leah Brumbelow
24 months ago
1
1

I live on Sterling and saw this happen, heard the shots and listened to the crying babies powerless to do anything but pray. I prayed for Whitneys life and was very saddened to learn that she had passed. Now I pray for strength and comfort for this family as they go through trying to come to grips with this senseless loss. This neighbor hood is stunned by this. I have not much money to offer, but I am a minister and would be happy to conduct her service if you need someone to do that. My heart is heavy for all of you. If you need pastoral care during this time I am here. God Bless and Keep You All.

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Carol Cogburn
24 months ago
1
1

my heart goes out to her children and family prayers to all may she rest in the arms of jesus.

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Sonya Campbell
24 months ago
1
1

so very sorry or your loss... My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family.. May God be with you all in this difficult time May He give you strength comfort and guidance Amen

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Dave Liebowitz
24 months ago
1
1

I am sorry for your loss. The memorial page was created to honor Whitney's life https://www.everipedia.com/whitney-gray-independence-missouri/

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Tammy Williams
24 months ago
1
1

I didn't know Whitney butI want to pray for the family and friends I'm so sorry for your lost I hope they find that person and make him pay for what he did

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Sandy and Ken Bear
23 months ago

I am the sister of Whitney's grandfather, Tom Gray. Although we have never met Whitney, we are touched by this tragic loss.

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Anonymous
23 months ago
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Shelley Cartwright Metje
24 months ago

I am the President of Corey's Network Inc. We help families like yours raise money for funeral expenses. There is a business in Independence that has offered to do a fundraiser on your behalf. Please contact me at 816 834.9161

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Pattie Allen Ketterer
24 months ago

I didn't know Whitney but I sure hope they catch the useless piece of trash that did this! My thoughts and prayers are with her family, especially her beautiful babies...

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Brett Rooks
24 months ago

Thank you everybody for the support It is much appreciated

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Sean McCormack
24 months ago
4
4

I'm an Ordained Minister in the Northland. If you need someone to conduct the Memorial Service please let me know, I can't help with the other funeral costs, but I'll do the parts that you might want a minister for and I'll do it for free.

+ Read More
Janie Arnold
24 months ago
4
4

I'm so sorry for her sweet babies, for her family and friends. May you rest in peace Whitney Gray.

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Kim Spengler-Pasquale
24 months ago
3
3

So very sorry for your loss. I'm praying for her precious little ones. And praying for peace and comfort also for the whole family, and for whoever did this to be brought to swift and certain justice.

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Veronica Santiago
24 months ago
3
3

U welcome Tara Sorry I wish I can do more are u her relatives and I'm sorry about the boys They lost there mom and young ages and I'm sorry for your lost

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LittleBoy Wisdom
24 months ago
2
2

Is there someone to raise the children in a good home? So tragic..

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Leah Brumbelow
24 months ago
1
1

I live on Sterling and saw this happen, heard the shots and listened to the crying babies powerless to do anything but pray. I prayed for Whitneys life and was very saddened to learn that she had passed. Now I pray for strength and comfort for this family as they go through trying to come to grips with this senseless loss. This neighbor hood is stunned by this. I have not much money to offer, but I am a minister and would be happy to conduct her service if you need someone to do that. My heart is heavy for all of you. If you need pastoral care during this time I am here. God Bless and Keep You All.

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Carol Cogburn
24 months ago
1
1

my heart goes out to her children and family prayers to all may she rest in the arms of jesus.

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Sonya Campbell
24 months ago
1
1

so very sorry or your loss... My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the family.. May God be with you all in this difficult time May He give you strength comfort and guidance Amen

+ Read More
Dave Liebowitz
24 months ago
1
1

I am sorry for your loss. The memorial page was created to honor Whitney's life https://www.everipedia.com/whitney-gray-independence-missouri/

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Tammy Williams
24 months ago
1
1

I didn't know Whitney butI want to pray for the family and friends I'm so sorry for your lost I hope they find that person and make him pay for what he did

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