Mother shot dead just hours after moving Facebook post
A MUM of three was shot dead by a masked intruder just two hours after posting on Facebook about her fairytale journey from homelessness to six-figure business success.
The family of Makeva Jenkins, 33, believe the inspirational post may have led to her murder by a gunman who burst into her home in Florida.
Ms Jenkins set up her business consultancy two years ago after taking a $99 course of evening classes organised through a church.
She wrote on Facebook just before midnight on Wednesday evening: "I'm in awe of how far I've come.
"We overcame being homeless in 2013/2014 to reaching my six figure mark in 2015 to now making multi six figures.
"No matter what the road looked like, I followed my heart and stuck with it growing my business.
"I'm saying this to say, anyone can do it. It takes determination and consistency."
Police said a man wearing a balaclava knocked on her door at 2am in the Lake Worth area of South Florida.
He walked inside where he was confronted by the occupants, and an altercation resulted in Ms Jenkins being shot once in the head.
It is not known if she was the intended target, reports the Palm Beach Post, but family members wondered if her Facebook posts led to her death. She regularly shared personal posts, one that purportedly even shows her bank account.
The man fled in the family's vehicle and ditched it nearby. Ms Jenkins died later in hospital.
She was married to Euri Jenkins and had three children: a son aged seven and daughters aged one and 13.
She ran a business consulting company, The Prime Enterprise Group, which creates business plans and marketing strategies for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
A relative told the Palm Beach Post: "Everybody loved her."
Patricia Clarke, who coaches the victim's elder daughter at basketball, said: "She was a very loving person. She loved her kids, and loved her family and loved her husband.
"It's a great family and I'm just lost for words for what happened."
Yesterday another post appeared on Ms Jenkins' Facebook page, written by a relative.
"Regretfully, the news reports are true," it read.
"The family of Makeva Jenkins asks that their privacy be respected at this most trying time.
"All of your love, condolences, and well wishes are appreciated. Please keep the family in your prayers."
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished here with permission.