/  12.09.2021

Maurice and Pamela Hill, owners of the Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies store where Young Dolph was tragically shot and killed, released a new statement thanking everyone for their support and donations in the last few weeks.

On Wednesday night (Dec. 8), the Hills took to Instagram to share their thoughts. “We would like to thank all of our supporters,” their statement read. “Your contributions to our GoFundMe, online orders and patronage to our Jefferson location have reminded us that even in tough times, good people will show up.”

They added, “We would also like to ask you to continue to pray for Dolph’s family, especially his beautiful wife & precious children. Our city is hurting, but we trust that God will restore peace.”

The Hills stated that their family and staff started therapy to cope with the tragic shooting. They also asked for patience as they process orders while still reeling from Dolph’s senseless killing.

As REVOLT previously reported, the “Preach” rapper was fatally shot while purchasing cookies in the Black-owned business in his hometown of Memphis. So far, no one has been arrested for his death and the Memphis Police Department is still investigating the case. However, two gunmen were captured on surveillance video during the shooting. The white Mercedes that they used to flee the scene was located a few days later at an abandoned home just miles from where Dolph was shot.

Since the shooting, a GoFundMe has been established to support the Hills’ bakery. As of Thursday (Dec. 9), more than $89,000 of their $150,000 goal was raised. Along with providing therapy to the bakery’s owners and staff, the funds will be used to repair damages that happened to the business when Dolph was shot.

Check out the statement from the Hills below.


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