Shepard Rallies To Pay Funeral Costs For Three Gunned Down

Funeral services set for two Shepard High School students and their mom who were gunned down in Robbins last week.

Funeral services are set for a mother and her two children who were gunned down by their father last week.

Services for Michelle Ollie, 42, and her children, Steven Roe, 17, and Trisidion Worsham, 15, will be held at this Friday, Feb. 14, at Holy Temple Evangelistic Church, 15912 S. Lincoln Ave., in Harvey. The funeral is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Police said the teens' father, Michael Worsham, 43, shot them and their mother in their Robbins home, before dying of a heart attack, the Chicago Tribune reported.

A 14-year-old boy and his 5-year-old nephew, survived the attack by running from their house. Trisdion attempted to follow her brother, but she was shot in the back by her father on the family’s front porch, police said.

Alan B. Shepard High School has organized a relief effort to help pay funeral costs for Steven and Trisdion, where both teens and their 14-year-old brother attended school.

Donations will also go toward the education of the 14-year-old boy who is being called a hero.

Shepard and the Village of Robbins are both working together to raise funds for the family.

“Our hearts go out to the Roe and Worsham families,” said Shepard Principal Dr. Josh Barron in a written statement. “Now, we're just trying to do everything possible for them financially and spiritually.”

If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to “Shepard High School.

Donations can be mailed or dropped off in the school’s main office at:

Attn: Nancy McGuire

Shepard High School

13049 S. Ridgeland Ave.

Palos Heights, IL, 60463

Checks and cash donations are also being accepted at the Village of Robbins, at 3327 W. 137th St., Robbins. Please make all checks payable to “Shepard High School.”

Friends, parents and students at Shepard continued to express their shock over the deaths on the high school’s Facebook page.

Well-wishers praised the mother, Michelle, for her dedication to family and her work to improve the lives of troubled youth. Said one commenter on the Shepard Facebook page:

“Michelle was a wonderful person who was full of life and love, it’s still hard to believe she's gone along with her babies.”

Desiree Marie February 13, 2014 at 03:14 AM
It doesnt matter what kids go where , they have a education right ? Exactly. & it hasnt ruined any neighborhood schools , thats like sayig kids ftom crestwood & worth and alsip cant go there cuz they dont live in palos , or maybe you havent grown up to realize making racist statements are very imature like.
Whitley Patrice February 13, 2014 at 05:04 AM
Three innocent lives are taken, yet people are worried about the demographics of a high school! You clearly didn't go to Shepard! Guess what I did...oh and guess what else... I live in Robbins! Support the family or take a nap! #goodbye
Denise February 13, 2014 at 11:30 AM
I am extremely sorry for this family. . It is an awful tragedy. On another topic, I am not racist. My child went to Richards. The school does well with super smart kids. the other 98% are only policed. Very little meaningful education. My taxes are enormous for an average, 50 year old house. Each town should have their own schools. Bussing has been a huge mistake.
Denise February 13, 2014 at 11:39 AM
Also, making a factual statement is not racist. People unable to make a coherent argument resort to using 'racism' as their argument.
Vanessa Robinson February 13, 2014 at 03:34 PM
TMarc75/Ms. Denise I think you should run for District 218 School Board. Approximately 15/20 ago the Trustees voted to redistrct the boundary lines for the schools. Toni Byrne was a trustee at that time and started this whole process. I wouldn't call you a racist at all. You just have to go to the School Board meetings to know and understand their reasoning for this. Believe me when I tell you a lot of parents had concerns about their kids going to school in Palos Heights/Oak Lawn.


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