Some 200 bikes anticipated to hitch funeral procession for 2-year-old Ezekiel Harry

An estimated 200 bikers will journey to Thibodaux to escort 2-year-old Ezekiel Harry to his remaining resting place Saturday.

The Houma boy’s physique was discovered July 12 in a trash bin on Daspit Road, a brief distance from the Houma Police Division’s headquarters. The kid’s mom, Maya Jones, 28, and her boyfriend, Jermaine Robinson, 37, have been booked on first-degree homicide and different fees.

Jessica Trosclair, a member of the Zydeco HOG Chapter, mentioned she needed to do one thing for the household. She contacted members of the family and, with their OK, known as different biker teams to rally for the funeral.

Bikers are requested to reach at Moses Baptist Church, 1032 Canal Blvd., at 9 am Saturday, Trosclair mentioned. After the service, they are going to comply with the hearse, led by individuals on horseback, to Moses Baptist Cemetery on Sanders Road in Thibodaux.

Ezekiel Harry.

Ezekiel Harry.

“They know that it is an harmless baby, they usually really feel that he wants some justice, so that is their approach of paying their respects to put him to relaxation the proper approach,” Trosclair mentioned. “That is known as ‘Ezekiel’s final journey.'”

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The bikers will rev their engines in honor of Ezekiel as soon as he’s laid to relaxation, she mentioned.

The response to Ezekiel’s funeral has been overwhelming, Trosclair mentioned.

“My telephone nonetheless hasn’t stopped ringing,” she mentioned. “I’ve bought individuals calling from Texas, Lafayette, Morgan Metropolis, approach on the opposite facet of Baton Rouge. I’ve bought individuals calling me from St. Mary Parish and New Orleans.”

Michael Fitch, and his fiance, Jessica Troclair, with their motorcycle.

Michael Fitch, and his fiance, Jessica Troclair, with their bike.

The Zydeco Harley Homeowners Group chapter is a nonprofit that volunteers for veterans and kids. Different native biker golf equipment that plan to attend embrace the Road Survivors, South Facet Maniacs, Bikers Towards Youngster Abuse and Brothers in Blue. Bike officers from the Houma Police Division and Terrebonne Sheriff’s Workplace are already confirmed.

Trosclair mentioned some bikers informed her Ezekiel used to wave as they handed by of their neighborhood, and this can be a approach they will pay their respects.

She credit her associates Crystal Danos and Roy Horrigan, of the Southside Maniacs, with spreading the phrase as rapidly because it’s traveled.

Danos, a neighborhood actual property agent, mentioned the tragedy struck near house due to a custody battle in her personal life. She mentioned she feels unhealthy for Ezekiel’s father, who she mentioned is going through grief whereas attempting to lift the remainder of the youngsters.

“If we will make a distinction on this man’s life,” Danos mentioned, “then let’s do it.”

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