TEMPLE — A GoFundMe account was established to help the family of a 3-year-old boy who died Monday when an old tube TV and a piece of furniture fell on him.
The family doesn’t have life insurance on Antwone Lashawn Duffie, so Travoya Fashae Fullilove, an aunt, set up the account, listing a goal of $3,000 to help pay for the funeral. By Wednesday evening, more than $1,900 was raised.
“This little angel put up a fight though and has crossed to the other side,” Fullilove said. “He will truly be missed.”
The Temple Police Department released the 3-year-old’s name Wednesday afternoon.
Officers went at about 11:10 p.m. to a home in the 1500 block of South Fifth Street. Antwone was apparently climbing a piece of furniture with a heavy, old tube TV on it when the furniture tipped forward. The TV and the furniture landed on Antwone, Sgt. Michael Bolton said Tuesday.
CPR was being done when Temple officers arrived. Antwone was quickly taken by EMS to Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center and died a little while later. His body was sent for an autopsy by Bell County Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey.
Crystel Mcdowell Fullilove is also Antwone’s aunt. She described the little boy on Wednesday, saying that he was a very happy and energetic little boy who was smart and eager to learn things.
“He caught on quickly to anything he was taught,” Fullilove said. “He loved to sing and dance. He had a favorite truck he loved to ride and he loved Paw Patrol.”
Antwone’s other aunt, Travoya Fullilove, described him Wednesday as very energetic, sweet and respectful. He loved to play with cars, watch helicopters and his favorite color was red.