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Deonta K. Whitaker

Anthony Quamaine Whitaker

Deonta Kenyon Whitaker, 17, died Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Bertie County. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Bertie High School. Burial will follow in Bishop Family Cemetery. Hunter's Funeral Home, Ahoskie, is handling the arrangements.
Roanoke-Chowman News-Herald, June 12, 2013

Mother's Worst Nightmare: Sons Killed on the Way to Graduation Ceremony as She Waits in the Audience

By Yolanda Spivey

WINDSOR, NC- A mother's worst nightmare came into fruition as she sat in the audience of her 17 year old son's graduation only to be pulled away from the ceremony to hear devastating news. Her two sons, 17 year old Deonta and 24 year old Anthony had been in a fatal car accident on their way to the ceremony.

Sandra Williams McGlone, and a host of other family members, were waiting to see her son Deonta Whitaker walk across the stage at his Bertie High School graduation to get his diploma, but instead she was told of the tragedy.

"I just can't describe it. It's unbelievable. It's like it's a dream that I want to wake up from," said Williams-McGlone.

The family is devastated by this tragic news. Deonta's aunt, Tamare Cherry told WBTW News 13, "This is such a difficult time for us. It was just devastating. Our minds were all over the place."

Highway Patrol troopers said that the older brother Anthony was driving the younger brother Deonta to the high school graduation ceremony when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into trees on the road they were traveling. It is suspected that both young men died on impact.

The mother, Williams-McGlone stated that Deonta was headed to Elizabeth City State University and he was a scholar. He received numerous scholarships to attend the University. The oldest son Anthony was a graduate of Bertie County High School and was employed by UTI Global Logistic as a Technician. He leaves behind a 3 year old daughter.

Deonta's best friend accepted his high school diploma on behalf of Deonta and his family.

The brother's funerals will be held at the very same high school they were headed to. They will be laid to rest in Ahoskie, N.C
BixTechNews, June 13, 2013





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 112317096
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Deonta K. Whitaker (unknown–8 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112317096, citing Bishop-Hardy-Powell Cemetery, Roxobel, Bertie County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by chcobe (contributor 47014701) .