Shamille “Pinky” Britton

Three years ago, Shamille Britton suffered a brain aneurysm which left her in the hospital’s critical care unit for months. The woman, known as “Pinky” to friends and to nurses inspired by her will to live, battled the lingering effects of her injury and worked to get home to her three boys.

Last week, Pinky lost her fight against the medical issues which plagued her, but her family is still facing a mountain of expenses. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay costs associated with her care and burial.

Many Wildcat football fans knew Pinky as single mom and head cheerleader for Tamoz Britton-Thomas, Lake Highlands High School all-district wide receiver and graduate in 2019. Tamoz was also a standout on the track team. Brother Samoz will graduate in 2021, and little Logan is 8 years old.

Pinky was 44 and did not have life insurance. Donations may also be made directly to Golden Gate Funeral Home.

Tamoz Britton-Thomas was a standout on the Wildcat football and track teams. Photo by Varsity Views.