Teens Struggle To Pay For Mom's Funeral

Two North Carolina teens who held an early graduation ceremony so their terminally ill mother could see them in their caps and gowns are now struggling to pay her funeral expenses.

The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday that Tonya Lockhart's four children are trying to raise the $8,000 the funeral home is asking for services. The 43-year-old Lockhart died last month after fighting cervical cancer for a year.

To grant her dying wish, North Mecklenburg High School held an early ceremony in a hospital chapel so Lockhart could see 18-year-old Brittany and 19-year-old Brandon graduate.

Now those teens and their two brothers are trying to find the money to bury their mother after they found an insurance policy they thought would cover the costs had lapsed.

Donations can be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church, Attn. Kevin Wright, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207. Donors should write "Lockhart" in the memo line of the check.

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