"My life has just been endless tragedies," Mahood said.
Henry had no life insurance policy so it's been difficult for the family to pay for his funeral arrangements, Mahood said. She's also holding off on memorial arrangements hoping police would solve the slaying.
"I pretty much just want to feel comfortable" at the service, she said. "I have a little girl and I'm trying to think of safety reasons. I don't want the suspect to show up to the funeral and I might not even know it."
Mahood's co-workers at Aladdin Restaurant in Charleston donated their tips Friday night to his funeral fund. Henry's friend is collecting money at the Blue Parrot on Capitol Street, she said. And his friends, many of whom play in local bands, are planning a benefit concert.
Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Cpl. Brian Humphreys said the investigation into Henry's slaying was ongoing. He said he was reluctant to say more for fear of harming the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's department at 304-357-0169.
Henry's death has been difficult for everyone who knew him, his sister said.
"Anyone who has reached out to me during this has told me that my brother was the most outgoing, fun person to be around," she said. "He had a big heart and there was something about his smile. His smile lit up the room."
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