The Family of Klamath’s Shooting Victim Needs Help
Early yesterday, like so many other mornings, Justin was supposed to be getting ready for his school. Instead, his home would echo with the sound of the gunshot that tore his mother from his life. Justin’s mom, Sunni Jo Grant, was shot and killed in the home they shared with a large extended family.
“The whole household was present,” a family member explained. “They woke up to get ready for school.” Then, according to a GoFundMe, “Sunni was responding to trespassers through the window when she was shot in the chest.” (Read more about Sunni Grant’s death here.)
Sunni Grant had always wanted children, said her family member. Justin was her delight especially after another child died not long before birth. “He was her only surviving child,” the family member explained. “He really was her life.”
Justin’s teacher, Elsie Griffin-Wilder, wrote, “My first memory of Sunni were her tears of joy when she watched Justin [practising] his Christmas songs and how proud of him [she was] when he started reading.”
“[Sunni] was always so happy–nice and bright and funny,” the family member explained. “She could make a joke out of anything….She was the life of a party.”
She was also tough, the family member explained. A few years ago she was working at a gas station in McKinleyville. “She fought off the robbers,” said her family member. “The gas station did not get robbed.”
But this time, Sunni Grant did not survive her encounter with violence. Her son, Justin, no longer has a mom and can’t be in his own home right now so he’s staying with family members.
The family is raising money to bury Sunni and also take care of Justin if there is any left over. “We need funds for transportation of deceased, burial expenses and funeral services,” the GoFundMe page states. “We appreciate all your prayers and will be grateful for any amount you are able to donate.”
If you would like to help, please click this link.
The family asks that commenters to this post be kind. “It is really hard when people just say things and they don’t know,” one said. “It is hard for other family members to read… .”