April 15, 2000 – Sept. 25, 2015
Lamont E. Yancey Jr., a 10th-grade student at City Honors School, died Friday after playing basketball in Masten Park.
Lamont, 15, was known for an infectious smile and gentleman-like demeanor.
He enjoyed playing the piano, football and especially basketball. He was on the junior varsity basketball team.
Lamont also liked Mustang cars, penguins, traveling and regularly volunteered for the Ride for Roswell charity event. He also helped paint a house for Habitat for Humanity.
Lamont was active at St. Luke AME Zion Church, where he served on various ministries, including as acolyte and member of the choir.
He was a 2014 runner-up in the Harriett Tubman contest, sponsored by the Western New York Conference of the AME Zion Church.
Earlier this year, the Network of Religious Communities and St. Luke AME Zion Church awarded Lamont the Outstanding Religious and Community Service Award. He was also a recipient of the Cameron Chesterfield Alleyne Award for youth leadership, presented by Bishop Dennis V. Proctor.
Survivors include his mother, Sherice Bulluck; his father, Lamont E. Yancey Sr.; his stepfather, Barry Bulluck Sr.; two sisters, Jasalyn Hager and Selena Bulluck; and a brother, Barry Bulluck Jr.
Friends and family are invited to remember and celebrate Lamont’s life from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke AME Zion Church, 314 E. Ferry St. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.