Makeda’s Homemade Cookies honors the memory of the late Young Dolph
Written by Ken Simmons on November 24, 2021
The late Young Dolph was fatally shot a week ago at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee. Now the business is honoring his memory in a special way.
The shop in South Memphis closed following the shooting and became the location for a memorial for Dolph as fans left flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and messages of love. Now the separate downtown Makeda’s location is naming Dolph’s favorite cookie, chocolate chip, after him, according to The Blast.
The South Memphis shop on Airways Blvd., where the shooting took place, created a GoFundMe account to raise money to reopen, and nearly $87,000 had been donated toward a $150,000 goal as of noon Wednesday. A message on the page reads, “The store that was just repaired after burglaries will now have to begin again. Young Dolph was helping them attract more customers by frequently visiting and posting to help increase revenue. Unfortunately, this black owned business is now being forced to repair once more while hurting. The message adds that the owners hope “the legacy of Young Dolph will continue to inspire us to love life and give back.”
As previously reported, Young Dolph held an annual Thanksgiving dinner giveaway in Memphis, and after his death on November 17, the event was held on Friday. His organizations, Paper Route Empire and the Ida Mae Family Foundation, hosted the holiday celebration in the Castalia Heights neighborhood in the city.
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