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Community opens hearts--and wallets to help grieving DeKalb family

LITHONIA—V103’s Wanda Smith and Egypt held a fundraiser today at This Is It Restaurant from 6 a.m.-- 2 p.m. for the family of Joseph Wyatt, Jr., an18-year-old Marting Luther king High school senior who passed away unexpectedly in his sleep last weekend.

Watch a YouTube video marking this moment, here.

V103 and This Is It raised over $20,000 today (Dec. 3), with people dropping off donations at the restaurant on Panola Road during a live broadcast. Gregory B. Levett & Sons announced it would donate the cost of the funeral to the grieving family so the family could use the money for other needs.

Wyatt's mother was so overcome with emotion over the outpouring of support that she burst into tears.