Funeral for Debbie Makki

Statement from the Makki and Akoum families:

It is with a broken heart that we have to share this devastating news: our beloved Mum and Nana, so loved by everyone who knew her, died in the early hours of this morning. She was rushed to hospital via ambulance two days ago after struggling at home. The doctors told us she was critical. She was not strong enough to fight. Lockdown isolated my mum from her Grandchildren who kept her going and she had too much time to think about the loss of Yousef - and the stark injustice and inhumane treatment of our family that followed.

She wondered why the the families of the boys involved in Yousef’s death have never contacted her and how they could be so cruel. It kept her awake most nights - she literally never slept. We were unable to be with her in her last moments, just as we were unable to be with Yousef - but they are together now which brings us some comfort. Our world has fallen apart all over again and we are all in complete shock. 

Additional statement from Jade Akoum (daughter of Debbie Makki and brother to Yousef Makki): 

My mum's mental and physically health had deteriorated dramatically over the past year and she hadn’t been the same since Yousef was murdered. Her heart was broken and the spark in her eyes had gone. The toll of losing Yousef was colossal, but the injustice and the constant uphill battle we had to fight meant she never found peace. There have been a lot of false promises to our family, beacons of hope from individuals that have amounted to nothing. I want to assure everyone that we will get to the bottom of this. Not only have these awful people taken Yousef, they have worn my mum down and taken her too. My mum was the strongest, bravest lady I have ever met and we will miss her dearly. We want to thank everyone who has supported us throughout and will continue to do so.



  • Dj Duff 
    • 20 £ 
    • 1 mo
  • Stacey Williams-woolley  
    • 20 £ 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 40 £ 
    • 2 mos
  • Kavita Joshi 
    • 20 £ 
    • 2 mos
  • David & Marie Donnelly 
    • 25 £ 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

The Family of Debbie Makki 
Manchester, North West England, United Kingdom
Mazen Akoum 
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