FLINT, Mich — Mayor Karen Weaver issued the following statement today following a meeting she and Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson had with the families of Ashyrinta Clemons and Tatianna Brown, two teenagers who lost their lives last weekend in a tragic traffic accident. After learning the families needed financial assistance to cover the funeral expenses of their loved one, Mayor Weaver reached out to the owners of two area funeral homes to secure help.
“As a mother myself, I can only imagine what these families are going through. When I heard they were seeking donations to help cover funeral expenses for these young girls, I wanted to do something to help. I reached out to Lawrence E. Moon and Sheldon T. Banks who both own funeral homes in Flint. They both have graciously agreed to take care of the funeral needs for each of the teens at no cost to either family. I want to thank Mr. Moon and Mr. Banks for stepping up to help. I also want to thank the community for doing what they have to support the Clemons and Brown families during this difficult time. Let us all keep these families in our prayers.”