The recent deaths of a young Warren woman and two young men have prompted a community-wide prayer rally scheduled for June 7 at the Warren City Park.
The event, organized by Dr. Machell Dailey and overseen by the Rev. Eddie Hampton, Sr. of the Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Warren, will feature “corporate prayers, motivational speakers, and testimonials,” according to a news release announcing the prayer rally.
Twenty-year-old Willie York, of Warren, was killed in a fight in Hampton, Keshawn Jamison, 26, was killed in an automobile accident in Wilmar while fleeing law enforcement officers, and a 19-year-old woman from Warren recently died after a party, according to Rev. Hampton, who identified the young woman only by the first name “Lorhonda”.
Jamison was identified by police as a Monticello resident but apparently had Warren ties.
“It is time we intercede on behalf of our youth and young adults,” Hampton said in the news release. “The recent tragedies that have wreaked havoc on our community cannot become the norm. By faith let us stand, unite and declare peace in Warren and surrounding areas.”
The prayer rally, dubbed “Enough: My Child, Our Child” is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. Organizers urge all church congregations, youth, young adults, community leaders, parents and concerned citizens to attend the rally.