TAMPA - Hundreds gathered at the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church, to say good bye to Larsen Hunt. Most were overcome with emotion to speak.
Her family asked for privacy inside the church, as they remembered this 25-year-old mother. Ginger Morgan had known Larsen, since she was 18 years old.
"She was full of life bubbly girl. Wonderful girl. Had to know her to love her." Morgan said
She could not help questioning the timing of Hunt's death.
"It's a terrible waste and domestic violence awareness month, it is ironic this would happen here," she added, "Don't know what answers there are to this, but definitely something needs to be done."
Larsen tried to protect herself. She filed a domestic violence injunction against her ex-boyfriend, Jason Skinner, just last month. But, on Tuesday, police say he showed up at her Seminole Heights home.
She called 911, but by the time police arrived she had been shot and killed. Skinner, died a few hours later in St. Petersburg, after police say his rented car plowed into a home there.
It burst into flames. With his death, Larsen's loved ones say there are so many questions unanswered.
"It's just a horrible, horrible waste." Morgan said.
Larsen's friends say she was a loving caring person. She was a neo-natal graduate nurse at Tampa General Hospital. But, her most important role, they said, was being a mom to her 5 year old autistic son, Aidric.
Teachers, like Ann Thompson, who taught Aidric, remembered what a wonderful mother she was.
"She was a great mom really loved him," Thompson said. Teacher Candy Fernandez echoed the sentiment.
"She loved for her son, she really did. We miss her."
The family has sent up a fund for Larsen's little boy. Starting Monday, you can make donations at any Bank of America under the Aidric Hunt Assistance Fund.
Her family also asked that you visit Larsen's Facebook page for more information.
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