Fundraising appeal for children of mother who died in car crash
The family of a devoted mother of four who died in a car crash have launched a fund to help to support her children.
A GoFundMe page with a target of $10,000 was launched for Hannah Jiménez-Flood to contribute to the children’s “living and educational costs”.
Jared Jiménez, Ms Jiménez-Flood’s older brother, said her main focus in life was family.
He added: “They were everything to her. She made sure her kids were good and they were happy with their lives. She loved being a mom.
“She was someone who just got things done and found a way to figure it out. She was a nice human being who was good to everyone.”
Mr Jiménez said Ms Jiménez-Flood, who was 42, worked as a beautician at ShéAno’s Salon in Pembroke.
He added: “She loved what she did being a beautician. She loved interacting with people. That’s what she did for the majority of her professional career.
“She enjoyed being in the company of friends and family and loved having a good time with her kids.”
The GoFundMe page has raised just over $9,300 so far.
Mr Jiménez added: “We wanted to put something into a fund for the children to help them get on their feet a little bit and make it smooth.
“It will help towards funeral costs but the majority of that is already covered – this is mainly to help the family.”
Cyannah, Ms Jiménez-Flood’s 14-year-old daughter, added: “My mum was very creative. She was a really good artist and was good at everything she did.
“She was a great mom and sacrificed everything for us. She always put us first and did everything she could to make us happy – we were what she woke up for every morning.”
Micah Jiménez, another brother, said his sister was “a light”.
He added: “She just had a way of making people happier.
“She had the biggest heart. There are so many things that I can say about her, yet it will never be enough to fully describe who and what she was to everyone who knew her.
“I feel like I am still in shock and disbelief. I feel like I’ve lost a huge piece of myself, a piece that will never be replaced.”
Ms Jiménez-Flood was involved in a single-vehicle car crash on Beacon Hill Road, Sandys, at about 10.35pm on March 25.
She was rushed to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, but was later pronounced dead by doctors.
A celebration of Ms Jiménez-Flood’s life was also held at Azura Bermuda hotel in Warwick yesterday so friends and family could pay their respects.
Charles DeSousa, a cousin, said Ms Jiménez-Flood was “the glue that held the family together”.
He added: “She would have defended her kids no matter what – it is cruel what happened.
“She loved going to the beach and having barbecues with them. She had a dynamic personality – everybody loved her, she had a great spirit.”
The GoFundMe page said: “While some of us knew Hannah as a daughter, sister, auntie, wife, friend, and talented beauty technician, Hannah was most fondly known as a mother.
“Anyone who knew Hannah, knew that her children were her proud purpose in life and her entire world. Hannah’s children are, and will always be, her life’s greatest accomplishments.
“Hannah was 42 years old, and an essential provider for her family both financially and emotionally.
“She was undeniably a very vibrant and creative soul who effortlessly made people laugh and feel welcomed.
“Her huge heart and spirit were one of a kind and will be lovingly remembered by numerous family and friends.”
Ms Jiménez-Flood is survived by husband Chris Flood, children Caleb, Cayden, Cyannah and Caléo, as well as by mother and father, Betty and Daniel Jiménez.
Pc Denise Taylor is investigating Ms Jiménez-Flood’s death and anyone with information that could assist the inquiry should call 211 or 295-0011.
To donate to the GoFundMe page, click here.