Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Profile: Bernard Wannamaker

Photo: At Bernard Wannamaker's wake


Bernard “A’jah” Wannamaker, 27, died last Saturday of a fatal stabbing in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He had just gotten out of prison one month ago and was one month away from his 28th birthday.

Wannamaker was a barber by profession and planned to have his own barbershop someday. He liked to DJ and was going to do just that at the block party when he was murdered. He also liked to fix bikes and he got his GED in prison. His cousin Cory “Sincere” Wannamaker said, “his swagger was crazy.”

On Weirfield Street where Wannamaker grew up and died, a small photograph, eight candles and a handful of people on the sidewalk signal the wake. His family said that the killing was a classic example of “baby’s mamma’s drama” because his ex-wife’s boyfriend was the one who stabbed him. Wannamaker had a child by his ex- and three stepdaughters by his current girlfriend.

8 comments:

ttcamp52 said...

just want the world to know that I loved my husband very much and for him to be murdered because of a jealous heart is painful. My husband loved his four daughters so much and now they have nothing. My husband and I were magical. We didn't need nothing but each other. Sometimes your happiness and light can eat at a persons soul til they would rather see you dead then happy. Just ask Mayvon. I just want Mayvon to know that what you did was wrong. For each day you live this life you will suffer. God will judge you accordingly and as an executioner. May your days be long and painful. I hope our baby girl ask for her daddy everyday and drive you out of your mind.
To all the men out there, please choose your women correctly. If its hidden under weaves and its speaks like a hood rat, it probably is. Choose a woman with education and respect for herself and others. My husband was contacted by this woman while in jail when she was 4 months pregnant by her sisters husband and he excepted her in his life and because she could not have him, she had him murdered. I will be ok and so will his children but to all that hated on AJah, you all can sleep, dance and rejoice because the KING IS DEAD. TO ALL OF THOSE THAT WISHED DEATH ON HIM BY SAYING THAT HE IS DEAD TO THEM JUST BECAUSE HE WAS NO LONGER WITH THEM, DON'T CRY. YOUR WISH WAS GRANTED.
TO MY LOVE:
Baby you are the world to me and I will love you forever ever just as we promised. T.D.D.U.P (til death do us part). You was the TRUTH and there will never be another you ever. Hopefully your SON will walk as you walked and live as you lived but we will have to wait and see. I know you are still with me because I dream of you ever nite and I smell your scent where ever I go. Together forever my love. You can rest now. I am on my way. I know you are waiting for me. When you told me that I was the best thing that ever happened to you, I really didn't believe it. But to see what you had, now I know that was the truth and so were you.
AJah, The King of our time, you will always be missed and loved regardless of what the hood say. I will be your baby forever. Watch over us Baby as you always did. Also, Help Baby girl get over seeing you murdered. She didn't deserve that pain. Heal her heart. Her live is messed up enough.
TDDUP Kisses and hugs baby. Rest now.
Ms. Tasheena Wannamaker

missShani said...

I just got the news today. Lee was a cool friend. Even though he was in jail, I never understood why because he never carried himself that way. He always spoke of his family. Jealousy is alive and real. I have had things taken from me as a result, but they are replaceable. A life is not. I am not the type to show emotion in many instances, but hearing of your death did not sit well with me. May God bless and keep you. Shanita

ttcamp52 said...

Peace my King, I am compelled to write to the blog and A'Jah, the love of my life. Some don't understand and most don't care but I know for a fact that those that hated you most visits this site and read my words. I want the world to know that what we shares was a rarity to most. They judged and hated so much that they rather see you dead that alive and striving. You was taken away from us by people with no direction. these people preferred life of crime and confinement. You were truly special Baby. That's a fact. I am not sure why they plotted your demise and I will never accept the reason but what I will do is make sure that your name and essence will never be forgotten. I won't mention the name that I mentioned above because it hurts her. Ha ha. We all know that the truth hurt and I am not small minded enough to enjoy peoples pain like the above name. We will call her envy one of the deadliest sins. She felt I called her a hood rat even though I am not into calling names but every name she gave herself had the word hood in it. Ms hollyhood. Ha ha. So simple minded and the reading kills must be 8th grade or below. This person wonders why I am so cool and calm and not hood. Well let me explain why. My parents loves me. My family adores me and my children can't live without me. Envy asked me why didn't I stop the fight of a killer. My answer was because my children needs me. Although 2 are in college now, they need me. They need A'jah too but haters will destroy everything that's real and denied to them. I know I'm special because I not only took the husband, I took the baby too and yeah itwas wrong but Jah needed me and he said the baby did too so I took them and loved them as my own. God has shwon me my rights and my wrong but he also showed me that there is nothing wrong with love. Real love is hard to find. I will alway love Jah. Til the day I die. Sexy Love by Neo was our theme song. I was listening to it this morning and here I am writing you. After trial is over I will let slot of thing public from the beginning til the end. Baby things are going good for us. Some peeps and switching up but that only in our favor. The dream we had to open a unisex salon is happening. Just like you said start with 2 chair well the dream is coming true. We will use the name you chose for the shop and the girls and I will florish in your name. Life is good right now. Real good. We just have to get through trail and then I can move on with my life but as of today you still have my heart with you and I am happy thatbitsmyou that have it. You were the best everything that I had. The best and I know I was the best because u would always tell me that. Thanks for the dream last night and for the songs that play at certain time and thank tfor choosing me. I will see you again and that's a promise. As far as the baby you were right all along. You idea is better so I'm running with that. Tell you mom happy mothers day in heaven. Rest in peace Christena and you too Jah. You 2 are so lucky that all of your stresses are gone. I love you with each passing day and I am ok with that. You were truly the sexiest man alive for 27 years. I guess this ismthe only way tomgibw somebody else a chance. The things we did together can't be erased, duplicated or imitated ha ha. We was the damn thing. I love you Baby and always will. As they say: MEmories don't live like people do. They always remember you whether things are good or bad it's just the memories that we have. RIP my angel. Hugs and kisses all over your body. Cause this is what it was. We had each other and now we are one. You are still with me. I love you dearly. Peace A'jah.
Mrs. Tasheena Wannamaker :)l

Tasheena said...

C
From Tasheena (this is what it is) Thank you

Listen and try to understand
http://incontention.com/?p=16246

Mayvon said...

.....OK I came, I saw and now I speak....listened to your song...Now I see in color by Mary J Blige....I Knew Lee since I was 12 years old...been together off and on since I was 16. We had history together. When he did his first bid when he was 18...I was still there (as a FRIEND). Yes I did contact him...overall he was a funny person, he always had a joke or some funny dance he did. In the article it states that he dreamed of opening a barber shop...but anyone who knew him knew that when he put his mind to something whether it was good or bad... he followed through with it. He already owned his own barbershop...at 17, that is how many people in the neighborhood knew of him besides his dee jaying"Chun-Lee Ent." And I dont mind people writing things about me...as long as they speak the TRUTH...me being pregnant by my sisters husband...LIE...First of none of my sisters are married...and secondly I dont do sloppy seconds.
At the end of the day Lee had a good heart...he loved me enough to married me...Loved me enough to know that I was not going to put up with his shit and granted me my divorce...He loved my daughter with all his heart and soul and I never doubted that fact. Tasheena also stated that since I could not have him I had him murdered...come on now...like I would want to risk my beautiful lifestyle of island hopping and shopping etc..for him or you...sorry thats just not worth it...
And yeah I visit this site because i find i astonishing that to someone i have done nothing to, despise me so much, its kind of humorous because you damn near old enough to be my mother! And you also say you are not into calling names..but hoodrat,envy...all those are names to be called, especially when YOU know my name, and as you read this from the beginning to end I did not call you one name...and thats because I respect my elders....You are a walking contradict. And far as the whole weaves, nails and hoodrat comment. You did not want anyone to judge you or him, but you turn around and judge me....hypocrite(smh). Yes I love having my hair and nails done...and looking good from head to toe, but none of this was an issue when i used to get complimented on my hairstyles and my shoe game from the same woman who feels all of this are characteristics of a hoodrat.
And why do i have to be simple minded? Im not damn near 40 picking on a 20+ year old through a web blog....we are women, well at least I am...But its funny you have all this to say and never say NADA(that means nothing)when you see me(LMAO)
And if my reading skills are 8th grade or below what are your typing skills..lol
Being a married woman yourself you must of had real low self esteem or your mental is still that of a child for you to be chasing a already married 25 year old man...I dont know just my opinion

Mayvon said...

TASHEENA I DONT DOUBT FOR A MINUTE THAT YOU LOVED LEE,THE TRIAL PROVED THAT,YOU WERE WILLING TO PERFORM,BUT IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ME AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT YOU WERE FILLED WITH JEALOUSY,ENVY,RAGE AND VENDICTIVENESS,IF I HAD AN OSCAR YOU WOULD HAVE WON IT,HANDS DOWN. BUT I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM DONT THINK THAT FOR ONE MOMENT I DONT PUT MYSELF IN YOUR SHOES..SHIT I WOULD BE MAD IF THE MAN THAT I LOVED SO MUCH WANTED TO STILL KEEP IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH HIS EX WIFE IN WHICH HE REALLY DOESNT HAVE A REASON TO DO SO,PUTTING MORE FOCUS AND EMPHASIS ON HER THAN MYSELF....BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? I FORGIVE YOU! FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. YOU ALMOST TOOK MY LIFE FROM ME FOR A MINUTE.
AND FOR THE RECORD I LOVED AND RESPECTED LEE BECAUSE HE GAVE MY DAUGHTER A FATHER AND A FAMILY AND IT TAKES A SELF-LESS INDIVIDUAL TO DO THAT.
And my heart goes out to those that loved him the most because i know that they will truely miss him.
And believe me when i tell you this if i was there that night...he would have still been here today...not because of my love him or the other individual....but my love for their families... they didnt deserve this pain..This picture was bigger than YOU or ME or even HIM.. He will always be in memories...my daughter talks about him all the time.. i make sure she remembers him and what he did for her..she always know the good in him and she has tons of pictures...he is still watching over her....I know and I just know that he is probably making fun of her right now with his mom...because she is missing her front teeth...May his soul rest in peace...and your negativity cease..because im not your enemy...never was...but hey its whatever!...Smooches;)

Tasheena said...

How cute. 7 am and Jah is on the brain: does you new husband know this? This happens to me too. May god bless you and your baby. I don't do enemy but I reconize a friendenemy. Kisses Enjoy the good life of island hopping @ 65 lbs. @ 25 he loved every moment of my old ass. But that was 08. Let it go. Live your life and never forget becuase no one will. Oscar, see everything is a joke to you. Oscar. Wow. If if was a fifth we all will be drunk. Sad but true. Peace baby girl. Keep missing my King because I will.

Ttcamp52 said...

Dear Ajah,
As your 2nd year in heaven comes around, I just want to give honor to your life. I know you did not die in vain for God has told me so. I know that you are still with us in spirit, for this has been proven to me also. Although this day feels that same as 2008, I have God as my comforter. I love you more each day and I will never stop loving you. You are truely in a better place. Surrounded by my family and forever in Gods hands.
Thank you Father for loving me and giving me the strength to move forward. I understand the outcome of this situation was not for man to decide, for your words tell me so. I would like to give thanks for removing our precious angel from this evil world that we live in. I ask you Father to forgive us of all of our sins for we are all sinners and know not what we do. I love living in your word. You have not forsaken me yet and I want to ask for your protection from all wickness of this world. I understand that I must go through things to get closer to you and I will never fight your life lessons and I will follow your words until I no longer have breath in my body. God I ask you to help me live as I am to live, help me love as I am to love, help me understand what I am to understand. I will leave some quotes that I firmly believe in and ask that I understand the true meaning of the quotes. Thank you Father. My family is now with you and Jesue. What a wonderful place to be.
RIP: BERNARD AJAH WANNAMAKER
RIP: JEANETTE DUPREE
RIP: DEMETRIOUS LEON CAMPBELL
RIP: MARVIN CAMPBELL
RIP: BLANCHE CAMPBELL
RIP: THOMAS CAMPBELL
RIP: FLORINA DORIS BARNES
RIP: DORIS BARNES
RIP: GUS BARNES
RIP: JEFFREY CAMPBELL

ALL BURIED IN NJ. UNDER ONE GOD. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. MY FAMILY THAT I MISS DEARLY. DEATH IS GODS LAW NOT MANS.