BOSSIER CITY, LA. (THECOUNT) — Tech. Sgt. Josh Kidd, of Roanoke, Virginia, has been identified as the Airman shot and killed near his Bossier City, Louisiana, residence. Kidd leaves behind a wife and young son. Please visit his GoFundMe at the bottom of this page.
Kidd, 30, who had recently attained the rank of Tech. Sgt., was shot dead Tuesday, September 25, “near his residence,” according to the Bossier City Police Department.
The decorated Airman was stationed at Barksdale Air Force in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was born in Roanoke, VA, and grew up at Smith Mountain Lake. The beloved new father graduated from Staunton River High School and went on to hone his skills as a mechanic at Wyotech Institute. The US Air Force took notice of his skills and he joined them in March 2008.
A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Roanoke. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Oakey’s Vinton Chapel.
Bossier City is a city in Bossier Parish, which is located on the northwestern border of Louisiana in the United States. As of the 2010 census, Bossier City had a population of 61,315. The 2017 estimate was 68,554, according to wikipedia.
Anyone with information on the killing should contact police at 911.
EMS and Milwaukee police are responding to shooting that took place during a funeral at the Greater Mt. Sinai Church.
The church is located near N. 60th and Custer Avenue in Milwaukee.
A witness inside the church at the time of the shooting says there was a funeral happening at the time of the shooting. Continue reading
Jim Carrey served as a pallbearer for his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, at her funeral in Ireland on Saturday. She committed suicide on Sept. 28th.
White, 30, was found dead in her residence in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, of an intentional pill overdose.
The Irish-born makeup artist had dated Carrey, 53, on and off since meeting in 2012 and had just broken up with him recently after dating for a few months, the LAPD told NBC News Continue reading
Can we not let the poor woman rest? A photo depicting Bobbi Kristina, lying in her casket, has been sold to the highest bidder for a reported six figures. The buyer reportedly being a “media outlet.”
An unidentified guest attending Bobbi Kristina’s viewing, snapped the photo, which took place a day before her funeral, and was attended by friends and family only.
Sources say members of the Brown and Houston families are blaming each other for the leaked photo Continue reading
We already knew that a screaming match broke out at the funeral for Bobbi Kristina, but what we didn’t know is it devolved into a total brawl involving Tyler Perry and members of the Brown and Houston family.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral descended into chaos on Saturday as her aunt Leolah Brown was escorted out of the service by movie mogul Tyler Perry and then launched an astonishing attack on Pat Houston. Continue reading
As Mayor Bill de Blasio walked into a press conference at Woodhull Hospital to address the murders of two NYPD officers, an entire line of standing NYPD officers turned their backs.
Two female NYPD police officers were slain in the wake of recent protests over the death of Eric Garner.
The NYPD also circulated a petition rebuking New York City Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito for their open support of the protests. Continue reading
A Filipino three-year-old who was pronounced dead suddenly woke up in a coffin during her own funeral service in Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur.
The Philippine Star reports on the incident:
[Police inspector Heidi] Teelan said while they were not the proper authority to confirm the medical case, but based on the accounts of the child’s parents, the 3-year old girl experienced severe fever for days and was brought to the clinic in the town for medical attention last Friday. Continue reading
James Gandolfini’s body has officially landed in New Jersey on a chartered jet, TMZ is reporting.
File this under “classic last requests.” After a fast food fan from York Pa, died, he requested in his will – to get one final trip to the drive thru of his local Burger King.
Mourners attending the man’s funeral wanted him to “have it his way,” so they drove his hearse and the rest of the procession to Burger King for one last trip to the drive-thru – before reaching the cemetery.
AP: David Kime Jr. “lived by his own rules,” daughter Linda Phiel said. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.
To give him a whopper of a send-off Saturday, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King in York, Pennsylvania, where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.
Kime got one last burger too, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his flag-draped coffin at the cemetery.
Phiel said the display wasn’t a joke, rather a happy way of honoring her father and the things that brought him joy.
“He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” she said.
Kime, 88, a World War II veteran, died Jan. 20.
Restaurant manager Margaret Hess said she knew his face and his order. She and her crew made 40 burgers for the funeral procession.
“It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she said.
TLC, the same network that brought you “Honey Boo Boo,” has picked worst time ever to launch their new show, Best Funeral Ever…
Airing on Dec. 26, one day after Christmas, the one-time special with options to be picked up, will go behind the scenes of the Golden Gate Funeral Home in Dallas, described as a “unique funeral home.”
Yahoo News has reported on extravagant funeral options, including a $35,000 gold-plated coffin. But this is the first we’ve heard of a funeral home creating scenarios in which the deceased can (kind of) slam dunk a basketball, which Beckwith says is another one of its potential services.
“We do not have generic funerals,” Beckwith tells a family attending a memorial planning session. “Everybody’s experience has to be different.”
In a clip for the show, Beckwith says Golden Gate’s services are based on the tradition of homegoing funerals, which have their roots in the African-American community and are constructed as a more vibrant and positive occasion than some traditional funerals.
(When the singer Whitney Houston passed away, her family sent out invitations that said the services would be done in the style of a homegoing.)
“We’re going to make these families extremely happy at the worst moments of their lives,” Beckwith told EW.
Personally, I think this is an awful show premise, especially during tough times and a already berated holiday season…