WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Family and friends continue to mourn the loss of a Wichita Falls woman and many in the community showed their support during the family's time of need.
Shanikia Thomas died last week after an apparent drowning. Dozens came out to Lynwood East Park for the barbecue fundraiser hosted by the family.
Her loved ones are hoping to raise around $7,000 dollars for her funeral expenses.
Thomas' father, Edward Williams, said his daughter was adored by many and he is grateful for the turnout.
"I knew everybody loved Shanikia and I knew Lynwood East and Lynwood West would come out to support her."
Thomas was a daughter, mother of two kids and a friend to many.
Another benefit will be held Monday, August 5 at El Chicos from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Those who come to eat can let the hostess know they want 10 percent of their check donated to the family.
You can also donate here.