Neysa Tonks: Las Vegas mother killed at concert

LAS VEGAS - Neysa Tonks, a Las Vegas resident and single mother of three, attended a company event before going to the concert with her co-workers from Technologent.

A bullet hit Tonks in the head, killing her. Someone called her family around midnight Sunday.
"I was in my bed and I heard my brother yelling and my dad was crying, which didn't seem normal," her 14-year-old son, Greysen, told CNN.

Greysen turned to his dad for answers. "And he said, 'Your mom was shot in the head. She is dead.' I froze," the boy recalled this week.

She also leaves behind her sons Kaden Manczek, 24, and Braxton, 17.
Manczek said although he is numb, "you are so happy for the life that she had."
"And what an amazing life she lived," he said.

Tonks' mother, Debbie Davis, said the family would like to live by something her daughter used to say.

"If you ever said something like, 'Oh, I just hate that,' she'd say, 'Don't be a hater.' She said that all the time," Davis said. "Even if you said you hated broccoli, she'd go, 'Don't be a hater.'
"She just (was) a wonderful person with a huge light, that we will not let be dimmed."

Technologent has established a GoFundMe page on behalf of Tonks' family. The effort had raised more than $155,000 by Wednesday.

Click here to read more of the victims' stories.


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