A Wynne mother died tragically protecting her kids in a tornado. Let’s see more details about the incident in the following paragraphs.
Wynne’s Mother was killed while protecting her children
A Wynne mother was killed while protecting her children during a tornado, family members in Wynne, Arkansas said. The brother of 29-year-old La’Kristen White said her three children are now recovering from serious injuries, but are alive.
What did her brother say?
White’s home on West Garfield Avenue is now just a pile of rubble. It was decimated during last week’s tornado. But before it hit and claimed her life, she called her brother Brandon Johnson in Little Rock to give him a warning. She said
“I just got wind that it’s coming towards you, and so you need to take cover and be careful. You always looking out for me,” Johnson remembered.
That was the last time they spoke. Johnson said he tried to check in hours later, but his sister never answered. Johnson says his sister died protecting her three children — ages 2, 11, and 13. “She tried to usher everybody in the closet and … it just got blown away,” he said. “My sister always looked out for the kids. She was a kid person, didn’t matter who it was. She really loved the kids.”
Tornado had no mercy in the surrounding neighborhood
The tornado had no mercy in the surrounding neighborhood. Almost every home was leveled. “I was raised here, so when you look around you can barely recognize where things were, and if you’re new here you wouldn’t recognize anything, because everything is so messed up right now,” Johnson said.
While his family mourns, Johnson says he’s grateful for the community coming together. “People are actually coming together,” he said. “You see people just passing out water. They’re doing great things here and I love the support that we’re getting.”
GoFundMe Page has been raised by her brother
|Hi, my name is Brandon Johnson and I’m the brother of the La Kristen White. As you may know, La Kristen’s life ended amid the tornado that hit Wynne, Arkansas. Many families were involved, many homes were destroyed, and lives were taken. My sister died protecting her three children Demarie, Zae, and Kyrie ages 11 13, and 2. Kyrie is home safe she recovered from a ruptured spleen and detached retina. Zae is in LeBonheur in Memphis with a collapsed lung, broken ankle, and a broken collarbone. Demarie suffered a bruised pelvis and a broken arm. Not to mention the emotional trauma from this devastating tragedy. My sister had just started her job so she had no insurance. Any assistance in reaching this goal is appreciated. Any proceeds beyond this goal we plan to assist other families. God bless.|
Social Media Tributes
Kita Walker Jones Posted
R.I.L Pumpkin. You were the sweetest and never changed. I’m sad we never got to kick it like we said we would. You are our hero LaKristen White-Grayson.
Ashley Kaye Posted
Praying for her family and friends, especially those sweet babies! Lord, please hold and comfort their hearts.
Sarah Waller Posted
She did what any mother would have done to protect her children praying for her children and God bless them.
Carolyn Nicholas Posted
My good condolence goes the out to the family and the children God give them strength to carry it through.
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