LaShawna Threatt, the beautiful 30 year old model, who plunged to her death last weekend at the W Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. While “play-wrestling” with her best friend, the two of them broke the balcony outside of their hotel room and both of them fell ten floors, Lashawna losing her life and her best friend being severely injured. Yesterday, with family and friends showing at her side, Lashawna was laid to rest. Chanel 11 out of Atlanta reported live from the scene:
LaShawna Threatt’s parents Sharon Traylor and Maurice Threatt joined family and friends at the World Changers Ministries Church in College Park to say goodbye.
The open casket funeral was a hard thing to take for many in the procession.
Pastor Creflo Dollar tried to bring peace to those in grief. “She’s left us in body but we all know she’s now in a better place”, he said.
Those words may comfort but the family is seeking more.
Thursday, they met with the famous Cochran Law Firm in Atlanta to talk about filing suit against the W Hotel.
We contacted manager partner Hezekiah Sistrunk, Jr. “Expect a complaint to be filed within days,” he said.
Wednesday, 11Alive and the family of the woman who died went back to the 10th floor of the W Hotel with a lot of questions about how it happened.
“They were standing right about here,” Ray Hamilton, the fiancé of Lashawna Thereatt said in the hotel room next door to the one where the glass gave way. “They were kind of hugging. The next thing I knew they both just went out.”
(above: Father Maurice Threatt and Sharon Traylor at open casket.)
LaShawna’s mother, Sharon Traylor along with her daughter’s boyfried Ray Hamilton wait for the funeral to begin.
Lashawna Threatt’s picture atop of her casket.
Inside the room next door, examing the windows from the 10th floor.
The women fell to a the windows of a sun room below. One landed in the patio.
Room 1012 at the W Hotel where the accident occurred.