TULSA, Okla — Friends are honoring a mother and her daughter killed in East Tulsa on Thursday.
Lanise Dade and her daughter Camyea died after Oklahoma Highway Patrol said it was chasing a stolen truck that crashed into Dade's SUV.
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Lanise Dade is described as a dedicated mother, doing everything she could for her kids.
“She just always put them first," said Angela Lane, a family friend. "Making sure that she did what needed to be done so that they had bright futures.”
An organization ran by Lane, Bright Spot Mobile Family Services, brought groceries and other items to the residents including Lanise and her kids.
It wasn't long before Lanise wanted to help out too.
“She introduced herself to me and said you know, you guys are bringing this stuff out here to my kids and so I want them to help you. Like I want them to put something into it for what they’re getting. Is it possible for us to come and help you set up and I said of course,” Lane said.
Lanise and her daughter were on their way to pick up Lanise's son, Cornelius, from school when their lives were tragically cut short.
Lanise, her daughter, and a third passenger were in the SUV that was struck by the truck that was being chased.
Lane said Camyea was artistic, a free spirit, and someone everyone wanted to be around.
“Camyea was definitely a free spirit. She was a little sassy. Lanise would always say, ‘Oh, raising these teenagers, you know. She’ll definitely put me in my place.’ But she was, you know, Camyea was someone that everyone liked to be around. She was very kind, very happy all the time.”, Lane said.
Lanise was described as a gentle soul and a mother who worked hard to give her kids every opportunity. She just recently bought a house.
“That was a goal for her," Lane said. "And when she called to tell me she was like, 'Miss Angie, I got a house. I got us a house and I’m so excited to get my kids in a house.' And they were, they were very excited.”
The third passenger in the SUV was injured and their condition is currently unknown.
Lane started a GoFundMe to help with the funeral expenses for Lanise and her daughter, click here for more information.
“Every day you can go out and be a bright spot to somebody in this world. Lanise and Camyea were both bright spots," Lane said.
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