Help our mother in her final days

For: The Booe Family
Organizer: Tony Booe
of $15,000 goal.
Raised by 49 donors
34% Complete
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The Story

About a year ago our mother discovered that she had Cholangiocarcinoma ( and was only given a few months to live. Instead of giving up she fought and has done everything in her power to help create memories for my sister, her grandkids and I.  This May our father learned he had lung cancer. We lost him August 18th. 

Our family isn't wealthy. We aren't even comfortable. My mom did what she could as we grew up and usually did it on $300 a month. Unfortunately, we do not have the safety netthat a life insurance policy provides many families. Therefore, my sister and I are faced with the daunting task of paying for our mother's last weeks and all of the costs that arise after she dies. 

What I'm asking is simple. We have no way to cover the costs of her funeral once she dies and my sister has exhausted what money she has trying to take care of our mom while trying to maintain some sort of normalcy for her children. Anything you can find in your heart to help will be very much appreciated and used for the funeral services and costs associated with caring for our mom. Anything extra will go to my sister to help her with bills and care for her children.  

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Tony Booe
I find it odd to say this given that we lost our mom, but I have a bit of good news. I've been told that someone involved with the organization I work for has put forth a challenge. For all donations received between now and October 20 (marking 1 month since she left us) they will match it dollar for dollar up to $650. 

I know I've been quiet for a while but we are still struggling to come up with the remaining funds to cover the costs of the funeral. We still need at least $4000 to pay off the expenses. I know it's a lot to ask of people and I wish I never had to ask.  I'll never be able to repay those who have helped. I'll never be able to sufficiently thank you. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough for all the kindness that we've encountered since August when my dad died. But Thank you. 

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Tony Booe


MOCKSVILLE - Ms. Wanda Jean Tise Booe, 63, of Deadmon Road, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Hospital. She was born Sept. 22, 1949, in Forsyth County to Colean Margie Robbins Tise and the late James “Jim” Albert Tise. 

Ms. Booe was of the Holiness faith. 

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her former husband, Gerald “Tony” Booe; a brother-in-law, Wayne Holland; and a niece, Sandra Broadway. 

Survivors include her mother of Mocksville; a daughter, Wendy Booe Rycroft of Mocksville; a son, Tony Booe of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Destiny Rycroft and Sebastian Booe; two sisters, Marsha Ann Tise of Mocksville and Shirley Tise Broadway (Roy) of Lexington; several nieces; and her feline companion, Two Days.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Eaton Funeral Chapel.

Interment will follow in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the funeral home. 

Online condolences may be made at

Additionally anyone who would prefer to help but not use paypal, the funeral home will accept donations directly by telephone, mail, etc. 

I want to thank everyone who has assisted (whether monetarily or emotionally) us during this horrible time. 

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Tony Booe
At 12:35am this morning I lost my best friend. Please consider helping if at all possible. If you can't please forward this to everyone you know.

Posted on September 20, 2013 by Tony Booe
At 12:35am this morning I lost my best friend. Please consider helping if at all possible. If you can't please forward this to everyone you know.

Posted on September 19, 2013 by Tony Booe
Since around February my mom has been having a procedure called paracetesis ( Unlike some, she has had to go once a week at least. Today they drained 7 liters from her abdomen.  Last week was a little over 4 liters.  She continues to be unable to do anything on her own. Sleep takes up the majority of the day. She could barely wake up enough to talk to me after her procedure. I'm afraid she's only hanging on for her birthday this Sunday. 

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Tony Booe
My mom seems to get weaker each day. The past week she's not been able to stand even with assistance. She's only eaten a few bites of food and drinks very little in fluids. She refuses to give up though and keeps talking about what she wants to happen at Christmas knowing that that won't happen. 

I can't tell you how much it means to me for the support you all have shown. I'll never be able to repay any of you or thank you enough for what you've done for my family. It also means a lot to my mom because she feels like no one cares about her. With the exception of close family and a few close friends she's had no visitors or people calling. 

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