This fundraiser was created in hopes of helping Mr. Milliken's family with funeral and memorial expenses. On Christmas Eve of 2012, Deshawn Milliken was called home, as he was senselessly gunned down while celebrating the Seahawks victory inside a Bellevue establishment called the Munch Bar. Losing Deshawn is a blow not only to friends and family but to the whole community. Often serving as the "glue" between his family and friends, he will be missed.
Deshawn was a father, brother, son, uncle, grandson, friend, provider, protector and role model to many. A beacon of positivity, Deshawn touched many lives. For instance, he adopted a daughter, fed the less fortunate, and took care of numerous at-risk youths in the central district area that lacked father figures. He was the type of person that would you give you his car while he rode the bus. He was extremely caring, loving, protecting, and always willing to lend a helping hand.
More importantly, he leaves behind a loving mother who has been with the public defender's office for more than thirty years, a sister whom he helped raise, a young daughter, and an infant nephew whom he cared after like his own.
The loss of Deshawn Miliken has stunned our entire community. Please join me in donating towards his funeral expenses. If anyone deserves to be sent off the right way, it is our brother Deshawn Milliken.