Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jarrah Yvette Davis funeral

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Rhonda Davis, mother of Jarrah Yvette Davis, hugs friends and family outside following funeral services for her daughter at Paradise Baptist Church in Beaumont on Tuesday, July 24, 2007. Jarrah Yvette Davis, 20, and Tamera J. Antoine, 27, were slain at the Cardinal Square apartment complex last week.

Best friends Billie Buckley and Vanessa Bush cry over the open casket of Jarrah Yvette Davis during her funeral at Paradise Baptist Church in Beaumont. Beaumont Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Please read, "Mourners recall better days..." by Dee Dixon.


Phlip said...

So sad and infuriating to see young lives cut short like this. As the pastor said, "We are living in a time when people get murdered for nothing." Though I suspect that may have been true since time immemorial . . .

These must be emotionally difficult assignments for y'all. Good job getting the story across.

Mark M. Hancock said...

Thank you. It was very emotional.

The newspaper has a good policy. We only cover funerals with the family's permission. We're there to honor those who have passed and their family. If they don't wish to be honored and remembered, we don't want to intrude.

The family understands our purpose and wants help finding the person who murdered these two women.