Shaun Delancey and his two daughters will be ringing in the New Year alone this year. It’s just days after they celebrated Christmas with their mother, Tiffany Dawkins. "It’s hard because when you look at the toys and stuff that she bought, and we had such a great day on Christmas morning and even on Christmas Eve putting all this stuff together," said Shaun Delancey, the father of Dawkin’s children. "Now when I look at all these things, I’m constantly reminded." It was early Sunday morning when Delancey was notified that the mother of his children had been murdered. "My heart dropped and I knew when I got the call that late, that something was wrong." Delaney says its an event that has changed the entire family. "My children are going to be without a mother, her sisters are going be without an older sister," says Delancey. "She was a good daughter and a good grand daughter." Family and friends are left wondering who could do something like this to her. "Tiffany was the type of person that people liked her no matter what and she didn’t have any enemies." Delancey says she had a bright spirit about her and would do anything for her family. "She would light up a room whenever she came in," he said. "She always played with her kids she always. She’d bring a smile to your face." Dawkins two girl’s, Clarice and Caroline, spent the day coloring these pictures to put on Tiffany’s grave. "The girls understand their mommy’s gone. They know, it’s not something I think they’ll ever accept," said Delancey. "I think that’s the biggest tragedy is that the fact she won’t get to see her girls go to school and grow up and do the motherly things mothers do for their children."