Kayla Crocker Children's Fund

$29,136 of $30k goal

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Loretta Crocker  PENSACOLA, FL
On February 6th, 2017, Kayla Crocker was found shot in her home in Beulah with her 2 year-old son. Her son survived, but Kayla sadly succumbed to the inflicted gunshot wound to her head. We are asking for any help possible to assist in her funeral expenses and to establish an educational fund for her two precious and beautiful children: two-year old son, James Ross, and six year-old daughter, Rhea Naomi.  We are grateful for any assistance you are willing to provide.  Most importantly, we ask that you pray for her children and our family through this very terrible time.

Kayla Maylee Crocker
10/31/1988 - 2/7/2017
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Update 6
Posted by Loretta Crocker
1 month ago
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I want to Thank Everyone for their generosity in the donations everyone has made for my Grand children! This won't bring my beautiful Daughter, Loving Mother to my Grand children back, but it will help in the contribution she would have made in their upbringing and education that has been lost due to the tragedy that took her life at such a young age. I was 28 when I gave birth to her, and lost her when she was 28. The Family is still traumatized by this event!. Anyone who wants to make any contribution for the children their is an account set up for the Crocker Children's Education Funds at Navy Federal Credit Union, 5550 Heritage Oaks Dr., Pensacola, Fl. 32526. Once Again I want to Thank Everyone! for their contributions small and large, and for all the comments, they were very touching and well appreciated!
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Update 5
Posted by Loretta Crocker
1 month ago
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PEOPLE Magazine interviewed our family and corroborated the story through the police report. Thank you to Cici Adams of PEOPLE for sharing our tragic story, but also for celebrating Kayla's life through it.

https://www.facebook.com/peoplemag/posts/10155420374493132
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Update 3
Posted by Loretta Crocker
2 months ago
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We are aware there may be other GoFundMe fundraisers that claim to be used for the purpose of supporting Kayla's children. Let us be clear: this fundraiser was started by the family of Kayla Crocker, which includes mother Loretta, stepfather Larry (a corrections officer in Escambia County), and the four sisters: Laura (a respected educator in Pennsylvania), Monica (a pharmacy technician in South Carolina), Jessica (stay-at-home mother in Pensacola), and Justina (manager at a local restaurant in Pensacola). The family assures donors that the purpose of this fund is to provide for the future educational expenses for Kayla's two children. The money will be invested in interest-bearing accounts with the guidance of a financial advisor, so that your generous donations will yield the greatest benefit. Custody of the children belong to the surviving parent, though the entire family will work together to support the children. We can only speak for this fund and not for any other funds that may have been or will be created. The goal of this fund changed for two reasons: 1. Kayla did not survive the attack, so money was not needed for recovery; and 2. Kayla's funeral expenses have been so graciously donated by a victim's advocacy council and Trahan's Funeral Home. Given this new set of circumstances, in order to be responsible to the generosity of the community, donors are assured that we will provide updates on the children as allowed and the use of the funds when the time is appropriate. Post secondary education is an important, and albeit expensive, goal of Kayla's legacy and we promise to use this fund to ensure that happens. You have our word that this was not only the primary fund, but is also a legitimate fund, that will be used to those purposes. We cannot provide validity for any other funds in her or her children's names. Please use your best judgment where to donate or reach out to us with any questions. We apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding and we thank you for your generous and selfless support.
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$29,136 of $30k goal

Raised by 574 people in 2 months
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Created February 6, 2017
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Anonymous
1 month ago
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$50
Avinash Cheerla
1 month ago

RIP :(

MS
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Michael Stanley
1 month ago
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Marilyn Garfinkel
1 month ago
$20
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JEANNE BRANNIGAN
1 month ago
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Anonymous
1 month ago
$25
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Debbie Hinkson
1 month ago

May you rest in peace and may your children flourish despite this horrific event.

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