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Mother short of money to pay for son's funeral
Mother short of money to pay for son's funeral

St. Petersburg, Florida - Thanks to donations of clothing, a Bay area mother and her two children now have clothes to wear as they gear up to say their final goodbyes to their loved one, five-year-old Cadence Walters.

Walters died in a car accident last Saturday after his mother's SUV had a tire blow out on I-75 in Pasco County.

Kimberly Scarberry, 25, is a single mom who worked as a nurse at Apollo Health and Rehab at 1000 24th Street North St. Petersburg. Her co-workers and friend, Aretishia Barker, says Scarberry was moving to North Carolina to help her sister, who just gave birth, when she had a tire blow out on the interstate and lost control. Scarberry's SUV flipped several times.

Her son, Cadence, had taken off his seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He died.

Her other two children, Damitri Scarberry and Flynn Cater, were also passengers in the vehicle. The two children and Scarberry were rushed to the hospital, treated and released.

While Walter's visitation services are set for Sunday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., his mother only has about half of the money that is needed to pay for the service.

Barker says she needs an additional $200.

Scarberry lost all of the family's belongings when the SUV overturned and she no longer has a working vehicle.

A memorial fund has been set up where you can donate at any BB&T branch. Just specify that you are donating to the Cadence Walters fund.

You can also make donations directly to the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home at 2201 Dr. Martini Luther King St. North in St. Petersburg. Call (727) 822-2059

Cadence Walters' body is being transported to West Virginia where he will have a funeral service and be laid to rest. The family is from West Virginia.


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