Family members and friends described Vanessa Bobo as a great athlete, sister and friend.
Police said Bobo was shot to death early Wednesday morning at her Lake Murray home. She was 29 years old.
A GoFundMe account was established to help support efforts for a proper burial for Bobo, who was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Bobo was the first in her family to attend a 4-year college/university when she received a full track and field scholarship to Cal State Los Angeles.
The following was posted on the GoFundMe account page:
"Vanessa leaves behind 2 beautiful sons 5yr old Bruce Tone III and 11month Old Brady Gatlin Harris, three sisters Latoiya Robinson, and Twin sisters Brandi Baker & Beverly PridgenHoward, and is survived by both parents Brady and Maria Bobo. Her grandmother(Lola) Emilia Dejesus and a host of extended family and Close friends.
We love you Vanessa you will forever be missed
On behalf of the Bobo Familly we wish to extend our gratitude and appreciations to those who have been calling and reaching out to the family during this period of grief. The loss of my Older sister Vanessa, there arent words to describe what we are going through and we appreciate all who can help. We are currently in need of funds to support a proper burial and home going for Vanessa. If any of you who know her please feel free to continue reaching out to the family Via phone but please allow our Parents Greive, at this current moment we are not excepting visitors until further notice. For those who can dontate in conjuction with this gofundme page please do so with whatever is on your heart. our goal is 20,000 to cover the cost of funeral arrangments and start a fund for her two sons for Bruce and Brady.
Again on behalf of the Bobo family we extend our gratitude to all who can help and who are have been reaching out to the family in our time of need."
Information on how to help the family is available at www.gofundme.com/vanessa-bobo-2tyh5ha8.