GEORGIA— Less than a week before his 24th Birthday, Elijah Wood was shot and killed while working at a RaceTrac gas station.
His sister and brother-in-law created a GoFundMe to help pay for the funeral expenses. Explaining that Elijah didn’t have insurance.
In one day, the online fundraiser totaled over $30,000. Donations from over 500 people, some leaving memories and condolences for the family.
“I enjoyed our conversations, they made a long ride home a bit easier,” one community member said about his interactions with Elijah at RaceTrac.
Many comments included how helpful and willing Elijah was to help others.
“Elijah was a great man. Huge in statue and in heart,” his brother-in-law James Lemmonds said.
He went on to detail Elijay’s impact on those he met.
“He would go out of his way to check on you…This world has lost a treasure. I wish all could have met Elijah,” Lemmonds explained.
The shooting happened Friday morning just before 2 A.M. at the RaceTrac on Macon Highway in Oconee County.