Ashante Fisher-Kirksey was shot and killed in the 900 block of Francis Avenue SE on November 11. She is survived by her four children, ages 3 to 6.
Monetary donations will be accepted at Huntington Bank in downtown Warren for her children. In addition, the neighborhood organization SESCA will coordinate a gift card, clothing and toy drive for the children on Dec. 8 and 9 from 2-6 p.m. at the parking lot of Progressive Baptist Church, located at 2258 Colonial St. S.E.
Clothing sizes for the children are as follows:
6-year-old boy – size 6/7
5-year-old boy – size 5/6
4-year-old boy – size 4/5
3-year-old girl – size 3T /4T
“I feel it’s important that we come together as a community, citywide, not just in times of tragedy but all year round, but at this time, it is needed that we get behind the children that she left behind,” said Farrah Jones, SESCA president.
Funeral services are being held for Kirksey on Nov. 21 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m. with services following at 6 p.m.