WEAA’s Womack to be Laid to Rest

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By Sean Yoes
AFRO Baltimore Editor
syoes@54.204.251.142

Tyra Womack, who was known to listeners of WEAA as Tyra Phillips, will be laid to rest on June 20. She died on June 10. She was 57.

“WEAA offers condolences and prayers to the family of our beloved Tyra Phillips (Womack). We are heartbroken about her passing and remember her beautiful, gentle, sweet spirit today. Tyra was heard on Sunday’s Gospel Grace programs for many years at WEAA,” the station said via Twitter.

Tyra Phillips Womack (Courtesy Photo)

According to her Linkedin profile she had been with WEAA since 1989 and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 15 years.

The family announced the public viewing for Womack will be June 19, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., at First Apostolic Faith Church at 27 S. Caroline St. in Baltimore.

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The private service will be June 20, also at First Apostolic Faith Church. Womack will be buried at King Memorial Park, 8710 Dogwood Rd., in Windsor Mill.

Baltimore Police report Womack was gunned down on June 10, allegedly by Richard Sylvester Green, in the 2400 block of Albion Ave., in the Lauraville community of Northeast Baltimore. Womack and Green, who were neighbors, had allegedly been involved in an ongoing dispute, which included court appearances. According to reports, Womack was defending her son who had been waiting for his mother on the front porch of her home. Police have issued an arrest warrant for Green, who they describe as a Black male, 5’10”, 180 pounds, armed and dangerous.