Shaniya Davis's Funeral is a Sad Day
Shaniya Davis's funeral will take place in a couple of
hours. Thousands mourning the death of Shaniya Davis will head to a church in Fayetteville,
to pay their final respects to the late 5 year old and her family.
The entire story
behind Shaniya Davis's death is tragic. Her mother either sold or allowed her
to be placed in the care of the man who allegedly raped and murdered her,
discarding her on the side of a North
The world always is saddened whenever a young child goes
missing. Although there are unique cases where missing children return months -
even years later, such cases are almost unheard of. If a child is missing for
over 24 hours, their chances of survival are slim. Shaniya Davis, a 5 year old
that couldn't even defend herself, didn't have a chance.
Shaniya Davis was reported missing by her mother, Antoinette
Davis. At first, authorities didn't suspect that the mother was involved in her
disappearance. After the investigation pressed on, her mother was charged with
various crimes such as human trafficking, prostitution, and child abuse. She is
behind bars for her involvement in her daughter's disappearance, despite being
Mario Andrette McNeill is the prime suspect in the case.
Authorities had enough evidence against him that they charged him with murder,
kidnapping, rape, and other charges related to her death. Shaniya Davis was
last seen alive on a hotel surveillance camera in the arms of McNeill.
Shaniya Davis's funeral is open to the public, giving the
public a unique opportunity to visit the family and show their support.
Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, has even appeared on Oprah thanking the
world for their support. It is not believed that he was involved in Shaniya's
death or disappearance.
The exact location of the Shaniya Davis funeral is 5117
Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville. The funeral will take place
at the Manna Church.
The funeral is planned for 3 pm
central, meaning many are probably already on their way to the church as we
Those that cannot make it to the Shaniya Davis funeral can
make a donation at their local Wachovia Bank. Donations will go to the family.
Those not comfortable giving money to the family can also
opt to make a
donation to the National
Center for Missing and
Exploited Children or a local child protective services agency.