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Omari B. Henderson

January 29, 2010 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 10)

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Omari B. Henderson


Omari B. Henderson, aka DaDa, was born on January 29, 2010 to the parents of Samantha Ortiz and Willie Henderson he went to his heavenly home on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the age of 10.      

He was their only son; Samantha preceded him death; Omari leaves behind his father Willie; grandfather, Allen Henderson; grandmother Luz Ortiz; six aunties Leticia Navarro, Alma (Arturo Diaz) Ortiz , Elizabeth (Jesse) casas, with whom he made his home these past 3 years; Josephine, Lydia (Ronnie) West, Catrice; nine uncles: Eric (Amanda), Ruben (Amelia) Elroy, Alex (Amaris), Demetrius Diaz, Jose Ortiz, Louis (Laura) Ortiz, Michael (Danica) Ortiz, Angel (Dannie) Rosario  and a host cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Samantha Ortiz; grandmother, Brenda Johnson as well as several aunts and uncles.

A funeral service for Omari will take place on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12 p.m. at Bocken Funeral Home, with John Torres officiating. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the service is limited to 25 people in attendance but will be made available via livestream at bockenfunerals.com.

Omari attend Jungman elementary, where he loved to draw and play with friends. He then transferred to Northview elementary where he was also was a part of the Phoenix Center. Omari loved to listen to music his favorite was Bruno Mars talking to the moon.   

  You are my son, my prince, on January 29, 2010. Samantha & I welcomed you into our lives, we were so young, we had no clue as to how to be a parent. Your mother took over and rocked it, she showed me how to care for you, until she had departed from us. I was so afraid to be your father alone. I wanted everything to be perfect just like you were. I kept fighting to give you the world, but things never seemed to go right. I watched you grow up before my eyes. Me learning from you and you learning from me. We shared 7yrs of great memories. Omari you always looked at me as your father no matter what the world views me as, I was still just your dad. I’m sorry I could not give you the love that you so much deserved or the thing that you desired. I gave you to your aunt, not because I didn’t love but because I wanted to give you a chance at a better life. I’m sorry I never came back for you. I thought you would be better without me. I’m sorry I was wrong. Omari, Daddy loves you. You are now at peace and with your mother n grandmother.

For additional details regarding funeral arrangements please contact Bocken Funeral Home, 219-844-1600 or visit bockenfunerals.com.

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