Elected chairs seek support on behalf of the survivors slain mother of five

PETERSBURG — The Honorable Lisa Wheeler-Bowman, Rene Flowers and Kenneth Welch requests the community’s support on behalf of the five surviving children of Aesha Kendrick at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2000 45th St. S, St. Petersburg at 5:30 p.m.

On Nov. 12, Aesha Kendrick was shot–caught in the cross fire–while eating breakfast on her front porch. Although her neighbor administered CPR, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Leaving behind five children ranging in ages from 1 to 17, Kendrick’s father, Paul Lucas, Jr., is 70 years old and has taken on the responsibility of caring for and raising his grandchildren.

The family is in need of immediate care items for the children and assistance with the burial costs for Ms. Kendrick. The community will receive specific information by which support can be provided towards the needs of the surviving family members and the burial costs.

For additional information regarding the press conference, please call City Council Chairwoman Lisa Wheeler-Bowman at (727) 893-7117 or Pinellas County School Board Chairwoman Rene Flowers at 727-588-6300 ext. 2.

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