Visitation held for Stay family members killed during mass shooting

On the same day, Chick-Fil-A held fundraisers to donate proceeds to family

By Ryan Korsgard - Reporter , Courtney Gilmore - Anchor/Reporter

HOUSTON - Six white caskets assembled in the front of the chapel at the Klein Funeral Home on Champion Forest Drive in northwest Harris County Tuesday show the magnitude of the Stay family tragedy nearly one week ago.

Relatives welcomed friends and family at visitation Tuesday night. Each casket has a picture of the family, along with flowers and a ribbon with each of the names.  It is a moving tribute to the six who were all killed inside their own home.

The family allowed a camera into Klein Funeral Home before the service to photograph the assembly. Local 2 was told the family wanted the community to see the love and support they have felt.

The visitation continued until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Hafer.

Fundraiser to help Stay family

Chick-fil-A restaurants around the Houston area teamed up to help a family who went through an unthinkable tragedy.

Until 8 p.m. Tuesday, 40 restaurant locations offered a special promotion to support a special teenage girl. Cassidy Stay lost six members of her family when a disgruntled ex in-law shot and killed her parents, two brothers and two sisters. The 15-year-old was also shot, but managed to play dead until the gunman, Ronald Lee Haskell, left.

Cassidy was able to save her grandparents' lives by telling authorities Haskell was heading to their home. She lost part of a finger, but made a miraculous recovery and was able to speak to a crowd of supporters Saturday about her dearly-departed family.

"I know that my mom, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place and that I'll be able to see them again one day," she said.

While Cassidy prepares to say goodbye to her family, Houstonians are supporting her in every way possible and Chick-fil-A has stepped up in a big way.

They are donating up to 20 percent of all sales made between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday.

"You're giving back to some people who lost a lot of loved ones," said Travis Clark.

Myra Conejo has been personally touched by the company's generous giving.

"Chick-fil-A, I'm such a loyal supporter. My dad had brain surgery and he had a tumor and they let us do a fundraiser and get 10 percent of the cost to help pay for some of his medical bills," Conejo said.

You do have to mention the Stay family when you order your meal.

A GoFundMe site for the Stay Family has raised more than $325,000.

Here's a list of participating Chick-fil-A locations:

  • Louetta Crossing - 20608 I-45 Spring
  • 2920 & Kuykendahl - 5905 FM 2920 Spring
  • 1960/I 45 - 430 Cypress Creek Pkwy Houston
  • Willowbrook Mall - 1162 Willowbrook Mall Houston
  • 249 & Jones - 21622 State Hwy 249 Houston
  • Tomball - 14314 FM 2920 Rd Tomball
  • 290 and Spring Cypress - 25835 U.S. 290 Cypress
  • Northwest Crossing - 13240 NW Fwy Houston
  • Alden Bridge - 8020 Research Forest The Woodlands
  • Magnolia - 6543 FM 1488 Rd Magnolia
  • 1960 & Cutten - 7007 FM 1960 W Houston
  • Humble - 19707 U.S. 59 N Humble
  • I-10 & Silber Rd - 7600 Katy Fwy Houston
  • Sawyer Heights - 2222 Shearn St Houston
  • Cinco Ranch - 23860 Westheimer Pkwy Katy
  • Kingwood - 4594 Kingwood Dr Kingwood
  • Lake Houston - 19220 W Lake Houston Pkwy Humble
  • Wilson/Beltway 8 - 9525 N SH Pkwy E Humble
  • Copperfied - 8440 Hwy 6 N Houston
  • Cy- Fair - 12325 FM 1960 Houston
  • 59 & Little York - 3955 Little York Rd Houston
  • Westheimer & Kirkwood - 26006 S Kirkwood Houston
  • Westheimer & Fondren - 8609 Westheimer Houston
  • Pearland - 10105 Broadway St Pearland
  • East Pearland - 1512 Broadway St Pearland
  • Meyerland Plaza - 5001 Beechnut St Houston
  • Parkway Village - 13412 Briar Forest Dr Houston
  • Katy Mills - 25601 Nelson Way Katy
  • Hwy 6 & Bellaire - 6895 Hwy 6 S Houston
  • 45 & Wayside - 5940 Gulf Fwy Houston
  • Richmond Avenue - 5005 Richmond Ave Houston
  • Sugar Land - 2330 Texas 6 Sugar Land
  • First Colony Mall - 16535 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land
  • Rosenberg - 24734 Southwest Fwy Rosenberg
  • Greatwood - 20010 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land
  • Fairmont Parkway - 5104 Fairmont Pkwy Pasadena
  • Baytown - 5006 Garth Rd Baytown
  • League City - 1640 Fm 646 Rd W Dickinson
  • Clearlake Shores - 321 Marina Bay Clear Lake Shores
  • 59 & West Airport– 12161 SW Fwy Stafford, TX (Drive-Thru Only)

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