Omar Akii Schneier DAVIS
March 29, 1999 – May 9, 2019
Having been his mother's greatest accomplishment, Omar Akii Schneier Davis, loving, caring, beautiful son, brother, nephew, grandson and friend, died tragically on May 9, 2019. Born on March 29, 1999 in York, Pennsylvania, he is survived by his mother Betsey Davis of Boulder CO, his father Rasheed Edwards of Atlanta, stepfather Errol Davis of Brooklyn, NY, stepmother Patty White of Atlanta, stepfather Theo Robinson of Albuquerque, brothers Myles Davis of Boulder, Winston Davis of Wurzburg, Germany, Naeem Edwards, NaDre Edwards, NaShi Edwards, and his sister NaDiyah Edwards all of Atlanta, Julius, Xeryia and Demetrius Robinson of Albuquerque. Omar is also survived by his grandparents "Grannie and Bubba" Amy and Larry CdeBaca of Albuquerque, NM, His Aunt "Nay Nay" Kate Schneier and her spouse Cedar Smith of Seattle, his Uncle Nick Schneier and wife Amy of York, PA. He is also survived by cousins, aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, second and third cousins and many friends too numerous to mention, but whose lives he touched daily with his beautiful smile, positive outlook on life, and a love so great that it will never be forgotten by anyone who had the honor of being a part of his life.
A memorial celebration of Omar's life is being held in Phoenix on Monday May 13, 2019, followed by a memorials in Albuquerque, Seattle and New York City at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up for Omar's youngest brother Myles, who was one of the centers of Omar's life. Omar always wanted the best for his brother and would have wanted to make sure he was well taken care of and set up for a bright future. Omar's mother Betsey worked hard getting herself through college and has continued to work incredibly hard to create a life of opportunity for her children. Omar would want to bolster that effort to support Myles. If you would like to donate in Omar's honor, The checks may be made payable to "College America". You can put Myles' name in the memo section of the check. Please send your check or money order to: Jim Ranieri, 16 Campus Blvd, Newtown Square, PA 19073.
Give your child/mom/dad/brother/sister/aunt/uncle/cousin/grandma/grandpa/friend an extra hug today and make them laugh. Omar was known by all who knew him to accept everyone for who they were and to have unwavering kindness for all. If you want to honor Omar, practice these daily because that is what Omar would want.
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Omar Akii Schneier DAVIS
May 18, 2019
When Omar came back to jersey in summer 2016 I was lucky enough to meet him . He was the sweetest and most loving human being I have ever met I will never forget all the times we hung out and all the laughs we had. I will always love and cherish every moment we had together. I love you omar and I will never forget you forever in my heart you were a blessing in all of our lives. I’m definitely naming my first son after you. Rest easy baby boy.
May 16, 2019
I became very close with Omar during his last year at Lawrence high School. Every time I saw him, he was always smiling. He always became friends with everyone easily and everyone loved him a lot. And we still do. No one will ever be able to replace his soul and his kind heart. You could always depend on him and he was always there for anyone. I took this picture when we went on a school trip together to a museum in Washington, DC and we were the first ones to finish seeing the whole museum because we were so excited to see everything and also be the first ones to get in line for lunch. Omar got himself a shrimp and grits plate and told me it wasn’t as good as his Grandmother’s. He always talked about all the delicious food his Grandmother always made him. The last time I saw him was over a year ago when he brought me my favorite food all the way from New York. And the last time I spoke to him was when he wished me a happy birthday.
I wish I had spoken to him more often after he moved to Arizona. And I hope that he is in a better place now. I will always miss you and I will always love you and think about you everyday. Rest In Peace Omar.
May 16, 2019
It was August 2017, my last time seeing Omar. He joined his stepfather and stepbrother during their travels down South to visit family. I took pictures with them and gave them a tour of the building where I work. I can still see you smiling. They all made coffee from the fancy coffee station. We laughed. We caught up. We said, "see you next time." I wished the guys traveling mercies. Omar, you're traveling ahead of us now. I hope your spirit finds rest in a glorious place of love and splendor. We look forward to seeing you again. In the meantime, we will miss your physical presence and keep you close in our hearts and minds. Until next time...
May 13, 2019
We met the Davis Family when they moved to New Jersey and became our neighbors. Our neighborhood was close-knit, and we all quickly became part of one great big extended family. We called it "the yard," and we all hung out together, laughed together, ate together, and celebrated together.
Everyone will tell you that Omar had a good heart...and they're right. He was kind, gentle, fiercely protective, and loyal. But he was also very humble. Omar did things because he wanted to do them. Because it was the right thing to do. Not for the attention or fanfare. The way he cared for his younger brother is a shining example.
Here's one more:
One late night, we were going from one neighbor's house to the other. My daughter wasn't wearing shoes. Without any hesitation or a thought, without calling any attention to it, he picked her up and carried her. In the scheme of things it seems small, but it wasn't to me. It wasn't to her. It really shows you the character of this young man.
We were all lucky to know Omar and have him in our lives.
My heart aches for this family. I'm so sorry.