Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley’s niece, Alaina Housley, was laid to rest on Thursday.
Alaina died in the shooting at the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7. Alaina was the youngest of the 12 victims at just 18-years-old.
Tamera took Instagram to give a tribute to her late niece. She wrote, “Today we lay you to rest sweet angel. I’ll miss you forever and your sweet smile. Until we meet again💕. This quote was sent to me by my friend David. When I am having a challenging day, I cling to it.”
The quote that she posted read, “Grief never ends…but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith….it is the price of love.”
Tamera and Adam sat down for an interview on November 12 with Alaina’s father, Arik Housley. Adam said, “If I was to walk out of here and the first thing I was to say was, you know ‘gun control,’ guess what? Half the country [snaps his finger]. The conversation ends.”
Tamera expressed, “We don’t want the conversation to end. We want it to continue.”
The talk show host also said, “I think it starts there. You start with imagining, wait a minute, what if that was my child or my niece or my cousin? It will get you in a place of just having some sort of human decency.”
“We don’t believe that her voice will die. We believe that there’s a message that’s out there. To us, it’s to be kind to one another. It’s to put down your technology, put down your phones and look at somebody and have a conversation. It’s not about gun control. This message is about doing something bigger to be with your community to love one another,” Arik stated.
A GoFundMe page, “Alaina’s Voice,” was created to “raise her voice on behalf of all the other victims of this tragic event and other events like Las Vegas, Parkland, Yountville and more.” Over $50,000 has been raised in just four days.
RIP, Alaina Housley.