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Linda Belan Towell's Funeral Expenses

$5,970 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 106 people in 18 days
Created January 2, 2019
Hello everyone, this is Caitlin Towell, Linda Belan Towell's daughter. My Uncle and I have decided to set up this GoFundMe page in order to be able to give my mom the funeral she wanted. Oddly, she had recently created a will and had started the process of setting up a funeral fund and getting her affairs in order after she died, but she never quite finished and did not deposit any money into the funeral fund. So in lieu of that, according to the funeral director who has been a close friend of my moms for over 15 years, estimates that the funeral she had stated she wanted would cost about $7,000 dollars. My mother has recently filed for bankruptcy, and neither me or Michael (her brother, and only other relative besides me) have any money at all to fund these expenses. So if you can help me out in any way with covering all of these expenses, I humbly ask you for help, if you are in any kind of position to do so. If you knew anything about my mom, you know how religious and faithful she is to God, and many of these things she wants to include in her funeral are related to what she thinks she needs to go in order to get to heaven, so I know she would absolutely love it if we could honor her wishes. My mother was VERY specific as to how to wanted everything to play out after she passes, but we simply just don't have the funds to make it happen. With all of that being said, if you knew my mom at all then you knew what a kind, beautiful, and generous person she was and what a big heart she had- she would literally take the shirt off her back for someone in need. My mother was the most wonderful person with the most gentle, honest, and pure soul, and I know she deserves to be remembered and have the things she wanted to be put in place for her death; no one is more worthy or deserving of a beautiful ceremony. I know that my mom is with my dad now, which is all she ever wanted, so as heartbreaking  as it is for me and everyone else, I know that she is finally happy, at peace, and with my dad. All she wanted was to be with him- each and every day was a painful struggle without him for her, so I hope it brings you some peace that she is finally free and at ease. Our goal at the moment is to get these donations in within the next few days before the coroner releases the body, so we can immediately proceed with the funeral and burial. I know my mom couldn't or didn't realize just how many people that she really had out there, so I'm hoping that together as a team we can get this done swiftly and seamlessly. With all of this being said, if there is ANY WAY you can help ME, even $1.00 would help! Thank you SO much IN advance everyone, now let's send my mommy and your good friend out of this world and into the next exactly in the fashion she wanted it done. Thank you again! Much love to you all
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Update 5
Posted by Caitie Towell
5 days ago
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**UPDATE** My Mom, Linda’s, funeral will be held this Saturday, January 19th, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church- however, I will not be posting the time, as my mother’s wishes were to have this as small, intimate ceremony, with only close friends and family, so I will be sending out invites individually- either later tonight or tomorrow... so sorry for the delay, as I have had an immense load on my plate. WE STILL HAVE 5 DAYS TO RAISE THE FINAL $2,000 needed for my momma’s funeral expenses! So IN LIEU OF FLOWERS PLEASE IF YOU CAN DONATE anything at all, or simply share this post- it would mean the world to me! Sending grateful, loving blessings to you all
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Update 4
Posted by Caitie Towell
8 days ago
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Hi everyone, so sorry I haven’t posted an update, as I have been dealing with so much. My moms funeral is one week away, and we only have a little over $2,000 to go. So if you can please help in any way, even if it’s just a SHARE to your page or any groups you are in on Facebook, or a tiny donation, I would GREATLY appreciate it. I am BEYOND grateful to everyone that has donated, I cannot put it into words... I feel so incredibly blessed to have had all of you step up & make sure my mom gets sent off in exactly the way she wished ❤️ Thank you
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Update 3
Posted by Caitie Towell
11 days ago
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Thank you so much to everyone out there that has been so kind & generous... you have no idea how much we appreciate it There are SO many amazing people out there in this world- my mind is absolutely blown. We are getting so close to hitting our goal and getting the funds we need, and still have until the 19th to do so, so PLEASE donate and/or SHARE! Thank you all so much
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Update 2
Posted by Caitie Towell
12 days ago
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Linda Belan Towell's Funeral Expenses has reached 61% of its goal. Thanks to Laura, Bedros and FBBC.
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$5,970 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 106 people in 18 days
Created January 2, 2019
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