Help family meet Samantha's funeral expenses

$4,150 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 4 days
To all my friends and family, and those of my dear departed sister,

My sister was killed Tuesday, May 14th by her husband who has a history of mental illness. Her two children lost both their parents in one day. We are broken, and shocked, and everyone is scrambling to try and handle this tragedy. I know Samantha touched many lives, and her two children have been the light of her life.

It is hard for me to ask for help. Our family doesn't have a lot, but we really want to be there to honor Samantha as she deserves. Please help her family handle the financial impact of this sudden loss, so we can ensure her family is present and a nice memorial is held. 

We are raising money to cover travel expenses, the cremation (or burial), and the memorial. Any gift is valued and appreciated. Anything we are able to raise beyond the costs mentioned above will be given as a love offering to the two boys left behind to cover their needs.

With humility and love,

Joshua 
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Today we have a Celebration of Life for my sister Samantha. later this week we will have another gathering probably Thurs for others that are flying in or couldn't make it today. I will post this on Facebook as an event so if you are not on Facebook please let me know you would like to come so no one is excluded.

We have decided as a family that she will be cremated with 3 urns between myself, our mom. and her dad. Her boys will also receive a pendant necklace.

While we all deeply grieve over our loss, Samantha touched SO MANY people in her short life. We want to celebrate that and count ourselves blessed for all she was and did.

Thank you again for all your love and support. each and every one of you.
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Thank you everyone for all your love and support. I am truly overwhelmed by the unexpected response from all of you. Words cannot express how much it really means to me and my family. I tried to respond with thanks to each person, however there is no way I could keep up. You guys have made this burden easier to bear so from the bottom of my heart, thank you for every gift no matter the size, for every call and every message letting us know you are here with us. We are still trying to work out the details of a memorial and celebration of Samantha's beautiful life. She has touched so many and it warms my heart to hear all the stories and lives that were changed because of her.

All our love,

Samantha's family
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