Lynnsey Donald Funeral Expenses

$24,495 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 756 people in 50 months
Erin Donald
on behalf of Steve Donald
 FAIRFIELD, IA
Yesterday afternoon our world was rocked with the news of the brutal slaying of our beloved Lynnsey.
 
Lynnsey was walking out of the local HyVee when her ex-boyfriend attacked her and took her life. This was all done while her beautiful 7 year old son Ashton was there. Ashton, miraculously, knew to run away and get help. This tragic event occurred in broad daylight in front of many witnesses who were also devastated to see the outcome. Lynnsey was 29 years old and she leaves behind her beautiful son Ashton, her father Steve, her sister Taylor, her step mother Christy, her family in Marion, her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins and a lot of friends.
 
Lynnsey was many things to many people. She was a bright light in a dull room. She was the laughter that everyone loved to hear. She was the quiet voice and gentle heart that everyone gravitated towards. She was absolutely gorgeous inside and out. She was a patient and loving mother that any mother would look up to. She was a beautiful soul that loved the Lord.
 
Lynnsey will be laid to rest by her mother in Fairfield and funeralservices are pending. We however would appreciate any donations to help pay for her burial expenses.

All proceeds left over after funeral expenses will be placed into an account for Ashtons future.
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Nick Samantha Moore
50 months ago
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Anything that goes over the funeral arrangements could be put into an account for her little boy, for college or something when he is older.

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Erin Donald
50 months ago
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I am filled with so many emotions watching this number raise as quickly as it has! I think i can speak for my entire family on how greatful we are for such loving and caring people willing to help out in this time of need. We will forever be greatfull to each and everyone of you. Thank you and god bless!

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Brooke Laux Lilley
50 months ago
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I am so glad appreciative of everyone's generosity. I can say that whatever is left over from the funds will be going into a trust fund for Ashton. God bless each and every one of you.

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Kate Anderson
50 months ago

I feel so terrible sad for her little boy. I too have a 7 year old son and I can't imagine him seeing that happen to me. No child should witness that and it makes me sick to my stomach he had to witness such a act.

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Jenna Wood
50 months ago

I did not know this family. But this makes me cry for this little boy and his family. I dont understand why some body would be that mean to kill a little boys mother right in front of him. And in front of many other people. My thoughts and prays go out to the little boy and the mom's family

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Courtney Woods
50 months ago

This is terrible! Lynsey was a student of mine at La James. Always so sweet. Very talented and a quick learner. May God comfort all her family and friends during this horrible time.

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Dawn DeCook Sevening
50 months ago

News of this tragedy breaks my heart! I am thankful that this beautiful young woman knew the Lord and is now rejoicing with the Angels in her heavenly home. I am praying for her precious little boy and all of her family and friends who are devastated by this senseless act. May God be near you all, bringing the comfort, peace and strength that only he can.

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Brooke Laux Lilley
50 months ago

Thanks each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers and kind words. Lynnsey was an amazing person who I know is shining from heaven today watching over her little boy. She would be so appreciative for the outpouring of love from everyone. I know that our family will greatly miss her. Please continue to pray for our sweet Ashton as he will need it for many years to come. He knows mommy is in heaven but it is all a little confusing for a 7 year old.

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Jacob Spottsville
50 months ago

I can't believe this happened.. I had no clue that things could ever get to this point, I will miss you and I am so sorry.. I can't imagine what Ashton is going through, I am here for the family if anyone needs anything at all.

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Jay Honohan
50 months ago

My prayers and thoughts goes out to this family This is a terrible thing. Why anyone would do such a thing is beyond me. My heart aches for this family

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Jennifer Elkins
50 months ago

I send my prayers to this beautiful little boy and his family. . may God bless y'all!!! So sorry for your loss and so sorry for her little boy that's just terrible for someone to be so horrible!!! Breaks my heart for you all!!!! God Bless

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Kim Smith Mcbride
50 months ago

I'm so very sorry for your loss!!you will be in my prayers and I will donate what I can!

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Stacey Barber
50 months ago

All I can afford to donate right know is my deepest sympathy. This is very tragic and heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. May angels take her safely "Home".

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Lauren Speth
50 months ago

I was one of the many witnesses at hyvee and my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

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Sonya McDonald
50 months ago

I didn't personally know Lynnsey but it is so amazing to see everyone pull together to help this family and sweet Ashton. It's so hard to understand how a person could do this to another human being for any reason. Just know that so many people are thinking of everyone involved and praying for you. We all should do an act kindness everyday for someone in Lynnseys honor. Even saying hello to a stranger that may be having a bad day or opening a door for someone. Lynnseys life was taken by a coward with no respect for life. It will never be understood. Hoping these donations will help ease some of the families pain by not adding extra worry.

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Kathlene Quinn Kyle
50 months ago

This was so sad and unbelievable. Praying for the family.

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Lindsay Robbins
50 months ago

She was so young I am so sorry for your loss she will be very missed

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Praying for you! God bless you!

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Sherri Harding
50 months ago

I am so sadened to hear about this horrific murder. I am praying for the family and epecially for little Austin!!! I can't even imagine what he is going through!! So sad!!! Sending my prayers!!

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Nick Samantha Moore
50 months ago
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Anything that goes over the funeral arrangements could be put into an account for her little boy, for college or something when he is older.

+ Read More
Erin Donald
50 months ago
5
5

I am filled with so many emotions watching this number raise as quickly as it has! I think i can speak for my entire family on how greatful we are for such loving and caring people willing to help out in this time of need. We will forever be greatfull to each and everyone of you. Thank you and god bless!

+ Read More
Brooke Laux Lilley
50 months ago
4
4

I am so glad appreciative of everyone's generosity. I can say that whatever is left over from the funds will be going into a trust fund for Ashton. God bless each and every one of you.

+ Read More
Kate Anderson
50 months ago

I feel so terrible sad for her little boy. I too have a 7 year old son and I can't imagine him seeing that happen to me. No child should witness that and it makes me sick to my stomach he had to witness such a act.

+ Read More
Jenna Wood
50 months ago

I did not know this family. But this makes me cry for this little boy and his family. I dont understand why some body would be that mean to kill a little boys mother right in front of him. And in front of many other people. My thoughts and prays go out to the little boy and the mom's family

+ Read More
Courtney Woods
50 months ago

This is terrible! Lynsey was a student of mine at La James. Always so sweet. Very talented and a quick learner. May God comfort all her family and friends during this horrible time.

+ Read More
Dawn DeCook Sevening
50 months ago

News of this tragedy breaks my heart! I am thankful that this beautiful young woman knew the Lord and is now rejoicing with the Angels in her heavenly home. I am praying for her precious little boy and all of her family and friends who are devastated by this senseless act. May God be near you all, bringing the comfort, peace and strength that only he can.

+ Read More
Brooke Laux Lilley
50 months ago

Thanks each and every one of you for your thoughts, prayers and kind words. Lynnsey was an amazing person who I know is shining from heaven today watching over her little boy. She would be so appreciative for the outpouring of love from everyone. I know that our family will greatly miss her. Please continue to pray for our sweet Ashton as he will need it for many years to come. He knows mommy is in heaven but it is all a little confusing for a 7 year old.

+ Read More
Jacob Spottsville
50 months ago

I can't believe this happened.. I had no clue that things could ever get to this point, I will miss you and I am so sorry.. I can't imagine what Ashton is going through, I am here for the family if anyone needs anything at all.

+ Read More
Jay Honohan
50 months ago

My prayers and thoughts goes out to this family This is a terrible thing. Why anyone would do such a thing is beyond me. My heart aches for this family

+ Read More
Jennifer Elkins
50 months ago

I send my prayers to this beautiful little boy and his family. . may God bless y'all!!! So sorry for your loss and so sorry for her little boy that's just terrible for someone to be so horrible!!! Breaks my heart for you all!!!! God Bless

+ Read More
Kim Smith Mcbride
50 months ago

I'm so very sorry for your loss!!you will be in my prayers and I will donate what I can!

+ Read More
Stacey Barber
50 months ago

All I can afford to donate right know is my deepest sympathy. This is very tragic and heartbreaking and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends. May angels take her safely "Home".

+ Read More
Lauren Speth
50 months ago

I was one of the many witnesses at hyvee and my prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

+ Read More
Sonya McDonald
50 months ago

I didn't personally know Lynnsey but it is so amazing to see everyone pull together to help this family and sweet Ashton. It's so hard to understand how a person could do this to another human being for any reason. Just know that so many people are thinking of everyone involved and praying for you. We all should do an act kindness everyday for someone in Lynnseys honor. Even saying hello to a stranger that may be having a bad day or opening a door for someone. Lynnseys life was taken by a coward with no respect for life. It will never be understood. Hoping these donations will help ease some of the families pain by not adding extra worry.

+ Read More
Kathlene Quinn Kyle
50 months ago

This was so sad and unbelievable. Praying for the family.

+ Read More
Lindsay Robbins
50 months ago

She was so young I am so sorry for your loss she will be very missed

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