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RICHMOND, Va. - The family of Bellamy Gamboa is working for the mother of four's birthday to be recognized in the entire state of Virginia as "Bellamy Day."

Bellamy Gamboa, was last seen at her Diamond Springs Apartment in Virginia Beach July 1, 2018. Her ex-boyfriend and father of twin children, Lamont Johnson, was arrested for her murder later in the month.

Gamboa's birthday was July 16. Since the family will not able to celebrate any more birthdays with her, they hope to use the date as a way to spread awareness of domestic violence across the state.

Bellamy and Charisse Gamboa

"Her body was not able to be found, or properly buried," a Facebook post read. "With that being said, her memory will live on, in her own home state, on the calendar. Her four children will have the opportunity to cherish this during their entire lifetime."

Supporters of Gamboa are invited to the Richmond Capitol building Wednesday, February 20 at 9 a.m. while the Gamboa family accepts a certificate officiating the day. Virginia House of Delegates member Kelly Convirs-Fowler will compose a memorial resolution for Gamboa, and will adjourn in her memory.

Gamboa's family is still accepting donations here, as the custody hearing for her children and the murder trial are anticipated to occur within the next two months.

Click here for our full coverage on the disappearance of Bellamy Gamboa

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