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Shamia Little’s family launches GoFundMe campaign to help pay for the teen’s funeral

Plans also are in the works to offer dinner plates for sale Wednesday, July 21
Shamia Little's family launched an official GoFundMe campaign the evening of July 14, 2021, to...
Shamia Little's family launched an official GoFundMe campaign the evening of July 14, 2021, to help pay for the 17-year-old's funeral. Its goal is to raise $20,000.(Source: GoFundMe)
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 5:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 7:19 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Friends and family members of the late Shamia Little are organizing a fundraiser to help pay for the 17-year-old’s funeral.

And now comes word that the family launched an official GoFundMe campaign the evening of Wednesday, July 14. Its goal is to raise $20,000.

“There will be a go fund me going around to get help with funeral expenses,” family friend, Tyeisha U. Jackson, said in a post made at 11:34 a.m. Wednesday on Facebook.

At that time, other posts by Jackson, as well as Shamia Little’s sister, Lovely “Lulu” Little, indicated that no sanctioned GoFundMe effort has been set up.

Jackson posted at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday: “If you see a go fund me page and you do not seee Lovely Little tagged in the post please do not donate these people are scamming and it is sad !!”

At 12:48 p.m. the same day, Lovely Little posted: “Hey everybody I talked to please tag me an anything that has to do with us raising money please”

As for the fundraiser, Jackson’s earlier post says plans are to offer dinner plates for sale Wednesday, July 21.

The time and location of the fundraiser have not yet been announced.

Jackson’s post concludes with: “Wednesday July 21, 2021 Dinner plates will also be sold to help raise money all information will be posted a day before. Cash app and ZELLE donations will help as well thank you in advance help us put our sweet girl to rest. Please share!!! Cash app-$itsmeeisha Zelle-318-461-2130”

KSLA makes no representations or warranties of any kind about the authenticity, accuracy or reliability of any GoFundMe, Cash app, or Zelle fundraising campaign. Any donations you make to such campaigns are strictly at your own risk. If you have any questions related to the authenticity, accuracy or reliability of a GoFundMe, Cash app, or Zelle fundraising campaign, please contact those services directly or, in the case of a GoFundMe campaign, consult the GoFundMe Guarantee Policy.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about Shamia Little’s death to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955. Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) at 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for the homicide.

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