Anonymous gift to pay for Mpls. woman's funeral

3:29 PM, Nov 20, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - An incredible act of kindness can come in the worst of circumstances.

On Nov. 3, 21-year-old Brandy Banks-Sutta was killed when the car she was a passenger in was rammed from behind at the intersection of Olson Memorial Highway and Morgan Avenue North.

Banks-Sutta was headed to see friends, her mother, LouAnn Pendleton said. The driver of the car Brandy was in, 20-year-old Melvin Jones, was killed as well.

Since the crash, Banks-Sutta's family has been trying to raise money at that intersection because Pendleton said, they just didn't have enough money for a proper funeral and burial.

The tried for two weeks and just this week they went to deposit the $64 they had raised when they were told by the bank what the account balance was. That's when the kindness came.

Pendleton said they were told there had been an anonymous deposit for thousands of dollars. The money was donated they were told when news got out the family needed help for Brandy's services.

Pendleton said she can't say thank you enough to whoever did this and she credit's the way Brandy lived her life with this final, random act of kindness.

"Brandy deserved it because she was a giving person. They say what you put out there comes back to you and it came to fruition," Pendleton said.

Brandy's funeral will be held on Thursday. The driver in the crash has not yet been charged.

Minneapolis police say they are still awaiting toxicology reports to come back on that driver.

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