Omar Jabbar Yancy

Omar Jabbar Yancy

Birth
Death Dec 1999
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 149208368 · View Source
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Victim of Murder.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "My heart breaks everyday because I have no closure," Redious Yancy explained. All Yancy is left with are photographs. Her 26-year-old son, Omar Yancy was killed in December of 1999. Yancy continues, "This year, in December, it will be 15 years."

Yancy remembers it like it was yesterday. She recalls, "I paged him, I couldn't get him. I would call him. I couldn't get him. And I just started praying. I said something done happened. Something done happened."

According to the Little Rock Police Department incident report, a woman told police she went to a parking lot in the two-thousand block of Louisiana Street to check on her vehicle that she had loaned to a friend. That is when the woman reportedly found an unknown black male in the trunk, dead.

It was Yancy's beloved son. For her, each year that passes never gets any easier. "I get up, I think about him and my heart just, my heart breaks every day because I can't talk to him. I can't see his face. I can't touch him. But I carry him in my heart every day," Yancy said.

Just half-way through the year and Little Rock is already reporting 29 homicides.

“We should not be out there killing each other for no little reason at all.”
Redious Yancy
The alarming number frustrates Yancy. She explained,

Whether it's gang related or killing someone because they did something to you or you didn't like them or something like that. That's sad because what you're doing is you're taking a life and that mother's hurting."

To this day, Yancy hurts. She still does not know who is responsible for her son's death, but her faith helps her push on. She says, "No matter who has killed my son, I have forgiven them."


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  • Created by: djyancey
  • Added: 13 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149208368
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Omar Jabbar Yancy (unknown–Dec 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149208368, citing Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by djyancey (contributor 48011771) Unknown.