From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A family member of Paighton Houston set up a GoFundMe account for the family of the 29-year-old Trussville woman.
Houston’s body was recovered from a shallow grave in Hueytown, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. She was last seen at Tin Roof in Birmingham, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, according to police.
The money raised through GoFundMe will be used to help pay for services, legal fees and other expenses. The money will go directly to her parents.
Saturday, friends, family and community members placed yellow ribbons around Trussville in honor of Houston. Several local businesses, including Home Depot, Shirley’s Florist, Norton’s Florist and Jimmy Johns, donated supplies.
The family said everyone loved to be around Houston and she will be remembered as a sweet, caring young woman who had so much potential. Her uncle, George Harding, said he organized what he called “Painting Trussville Yellow” in order to keep Houston in the forefront of everyone’s minds.
“She really was a special person,” said Harding. “We appreciate so much what everyone has done for us. It’s unbelievable.”
Funeral arrangements have not been announced. The Justice for Paighton Facebook page has been set up and information on the case and events held in memory of Houston will be posted.
If you would like to donate to the family, click here.