A mother who had just given birth two months prior to her second child, made a FaceTime call to the father of her children after being shot in the head during the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting.
As Dailymail reports,27 year-old Lois Oglesby was one of the 9 victims whom died during the Dayton, Ohio Massacre. Just moments after being shot, she was strong enough to hold on and Facetime her children's father, 27-year-old partner Daryl Lee. Lee took to Facebook to express how strong she was and how hurt he was feeling realizing he had just lost the mother of their children. On Facebook Lee wrote:
She FaceTimed Me And Said “Babe I Just Got Shot In My Head, I Need To Get To My Kids” Like That’s Strong As Fuck To Hold Off To Call Me!! She Was Letting Me Know She Loved Me And To Take Care Of These Kids And I Got You Babe!!!!!! I Can’t Stop Crying!!!!
Oglesby leaves behind her newborn daughter Reign and six-year-old daughter Hannah.
She was in nursing school and had been looking forward to a career that would make the most of her love for children, her cousin Derasha Merrett said.
Merrett told the Dayton Daily News that she was up feeding her own newborn when a friend called her at 3am on Sunday to tell her, through sobs, that Oglesby had died in the Dayton shooting.
'She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person,' Merrett said.
'I have cried so much, I can't cry anymore.'
Merrett said she and her cousin grew up in the same church, were on the same drill team and that Oglesby worked at her children's day care center.
'We all grew up in this little town, Merrett said. 'We're all family.'
The Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, which is where the victim's mother works, has set up aFacebook fundraiserto help cover Oglesby's funeral costs and support and her children.
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