Dianne Thomas said her daughter, Kala, liked to skate, loved to dance and just have fun.
And that’s exactly what Dianne’s family and friends did, during a fundraiser for her daughter.
Kala Thomas was shot to death in late May. She was found in Garfield near North Atlantic Avenue in the Garfield Commons Housing Complex. She was 25 years old, and the mother of two sets of twins, 8 years old and 5 months old.
“Kala was a loving kind of person, she loved her kids, she was all about having family and having fun with her four children. She had a beautiful spirit,” Dianne Thomas told the New Pittsburgh Courier during the fundraiser at the Neville Island Roller Drome, July 10. “For her to be 25 with four kids, I was proud of her because she took good care of them and for this to happen to her, now her babies won’t know who their mother was.”
Dianne Thomas said Kala truly loved to dance, and “she liked to sing, even though she wasn’t a good singer,” she joked.
Dianne Thomas told the Courier Kala was about to attend CCAC to complete a nursing degree. She labeled Kala as an outgoing person, while Kala’s cousin, Dajia Thomas, called Kala “the heart of the family.
“She was a beautiful human being, she always took care of her kids, she always loved to have fun, to be with family and friends,” Dajia Thomas said. “She never had any enemies, she was just very loving and caring, always cracking jokes.”