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Memorial For Britney

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Raised by 135 people in 23 days
Created September 30, 2018
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On Friday, September 28th, 2018, 13 year old Britney Malone was brutally murdered in her home just 1 week shy of her 14th birthday.  This horrific tragedy also claimed the life of her step father. Her mother, Kathy, was shot in her head and back as she ran for help. She is fighting for her life in a nearby hospital. 

Bright, caring, happy, giving, and fiercely courageous are just a few of the ways we could describe Brit. She was a freshman at Compton High and had hopes of joining the cheer squad. Britney often spoke about her future: she dreamed of becoming a firefighter to help save lives.  Even though she had all A's and one B --in math, her least favorite subject, Britney was determined to bring that B up to an A. Recently, she became a candidate for college prep program Upward Bound. 

Our family has been devastated by this senseless act of gun violence and as we watch the candle collection on the porch of their home grow, we are reminded that she was also a light to her friends, classmates, and tight knit neighborhood. Britney loved us all with everything she had, and we would like to give her the celebration we know her mom would want her to have, and that she deserves. 

We are asking for help to cover expenses related to Britney's memorial services which include storage, transport, permits, professional cleaning of the house/crime scene, etc..

Any additional funds will be used to help Britney's two uninjured siblings who still currently live in the home. While we are diligently praying for the survival and full recovery for Britney's mother Kathy, we are unaware of any additional expenses that may result from her injuries at this time.  

The beneficiary of your donations is Britney's oldest sister Champagne Malone, and this campaign was created by her cousin Shayla on behalf Britney's family. 

This page will continue to be updated as we receive more information. For direct donations, you can use Venmo to username Champagne-Malone

News articles about this tragedy:

http://ktla.com/2018/10/05/family-holds-vigil-for-compton-teen-allegedly-shot-dead-by-stepbrother-on-what-would-have-been-her-14th-birthday/

http://homicide.latimes.com/post/britney-malone/

https://lbpost.com/news/crime/disgruntled-employee-csulb-compton-murder/

https://abc7.com/naked-man-detained-after-father-teen-fatally-shot-in-compton/4364491/

**** UPDATE****

My aunt, Britney’s mom, is still recovering from the gunshot wound to her head. We have told her, but she cannot retain information. She can swallow again and can walk with help now. Champagne is working to take care of things on her behalf.

 Thank you all for all of your prayers, messages, donations and shares. 

Please continue  to keep my aunt Kathy and our family in your prayers. Thank you all so very much. We are so grateful for all of your help.
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Hello all,

we are almost to our goal thanks to all of your prayers, shares, donations, and support. We are hoping to have Britney's funeral services later this month.

Britney's mother, my aunt Kathy, is still recovering from the gunshot wound to the head she received when Britney and her husband were murdered. She is still not retaining information and cannot recall the events of that day. My aunt's doctors believe she will require home care, but we are praying she will make a full recovery.

Champagne, Britney's sister and Kathy's eldest daughter, is still handling Britney's arrangements. Please continue to pray for her and Britney's two other siblings, Amber and Dennis.

The suspect, Britney's step-brother, is set to be in court in a few days. We ask that you all will continue praying for us as we deal with this trial, my aunts recovery, and the overall pain of this senseless crime.

Thank you all so much. Please continue to share Britney's story.

https://ktla.com/2018/10/05/family-holds-vigil-for-compton-teen-allegedly-shot-dead-by-stepbrother-on-what-would-have-been-her-14th-birthday/

-Shayla
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My aunt, Britney’s mom, is awake! While she still doesn’t quite remember what has happened, once she is told, I am sure she will be eternally grateful for all of the help you have all graciously provided.

Now that my aunt is awake, she can apply for the victims of violent crimes grant for up to $7000 of help toward the funeral expenses. With the nearly $7000 you have all contributed, there should be enough to bury Britney. Thank you all for all of your prayers, messages, donations and shares.

Please continue to keep our family and my aunt in your prayers. As she recovers from the terrible loss of her husband and child, and works to walk again and recover her memory, she will need it.

Thank you all.
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Britney’s birthday vigil yesterday was beautiful. Here is a write up and video from it. Thank you all for your continued support

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ktla.com/2018/10/05/family-holds-vigil-for-compton-teen-allegedly-shot-dead-by-stepbrother-on-what-would-have-been-her-14th-birthday/amp/
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In celebration of what would have been Britney's 14th birthday, we are holding a birthday vigil Friday, October 5th at 6:00pm. More information to follow.

Britney's Birthday Celebration Vigil
10/05/2018
6:00pm
629 W Palmer st
Compton, CA 90220
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