Atatiana Jefferson's Mother Yolanda Carr Passes Away


It’s with a heavy heart that I report Atatiana Jefferson‘s mother, Yolanda Carr, passed away early Thursday morning after battling congestive heart failure.

The news of Ms. Carr’s passing comes less than three months after a Fort Worth police officer fatally shot Atatiana in her mother’s home after a neighbor called to have them perform a wellness check.

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The family’s attorney, S. Lee Merritt, confirmed Yolanda Carr’s passing.

Atatiana’s father, Marquis Jefferson, passed away in November, just one month after she was killed.

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I am convinced Atatiana’s parents died of broken hearts.

I take comfort in know they are all together again in heaven.

My prayers and sincerest condolences to the family.