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Activist invites community to honor late daughter's memory

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 18:27:36-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Dozens of purple and yellow balloons were released into the sky Sunday afternoon in honor of one of local community activist and hip-hop artist Devine Carama’s daughter.

Carama revealed in a Facebook post that 18-year-old Kamaria Spaulding died on Easter Sunday in a single-car accident on Bluegrass Parkway.

“My daughter, Kamaria, was a game changer. A timeless spirit that impacted everyone she came in contact with. Her maturity, strength, intelligence, wit, willingness to use her voice, and her service minded soul made her the most uniquely gifted and powerful little person I’ve ever met,” said Carama.

The funeral service was held at the Clark Legacy Center at 2 p.m. Carama invited the community to be present outside during the service. The funeral home followed social distancing recommendations and kept an empty parking spot in between cars. When the parking lot filled, cars wrapped around the building.

Carama asked for prayers as his family grieves the loss of their daughter.

“The best way you people can honor my daughter is to SERVE! Not just in a formal capacity, but just helping those around you. That’s what my daughter represented,” said Carama.

A GoFundMe set up in honor of Spaulding has raised more than $4,000. It was not set up by Carama, who said they are appreciative of people’s generosity, but, “Due to prior planning we have been blessed that we DO NOT need help with her home going from this point on.”

The donated money will go towards a charity initiative in Spaulding’s name.

“Our child loved to help others, and we want to continue her legacy by helping Lexington youth annually moving forward.”

If you would like to donate, you can find the GoFundMe page here.