Family and friends of a deceased Zanesville woman gathered at the Bible Methodist Church for a benefit in her honor.
33-year-old Laurie Flowers was found dead in a family member’s garage on McIntire Avenue in January.
Saturday’s benefit featured an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, a raffle drawing and a Chinese auction.
All of the money raised will help her three children…
"She didn’t have any life insurance and she needed help with the funeral expenses, getting the tombstone, and then to help her children," said friend, Carie Allton.
Flowers’ son Dakota Bishop and daughters Sierra and Skylar Flowers were in attendance, and they said they will always hold on to the fond memories of their mother.
"It makes me feel proud that just respects her, and everything," said Dakota.
"I feel the same way," added Sierra.
"Yesterday was our dog’s birthday and her name was Rainn and she’s nine now, and too bad Mom can’t be there," Skylar said.
Donations are still being accepted…A few Zanesville businesses will have cans by their registers.