In a tragic incident in Forest Hill, Texas, a long-serving school cafeteria worker, Yolanda Gibbs, 56, was fatally shot in a school parking lot. Gibbs, who had been a fixture at David K. Sellars Elementary School for 30 years, had plans to retire this year but decided to continue her service.
Known for her unwavering commitment to the school and the students she served, Gibbs was a beacon of strength and love, according to her daughter, Christina Ware.
Gibbs was not just a cafeteria worker but a pillar of the community. She was deeply involved in her church and bible study groups outside of her work and family life. A woman of faith, she emphasized the importance of prayer and resilience to her children.
The unfortunate incident occurred last Wednesday morning in the school’s back parking lot. According to Forest Hill police, Gibbs was shot by someone she knew. Despite being rushed to the hospital, she could not survive her injuries.
On Friday, Oct. 13, the police department announced that a person of interest in Gibbs’ murder was found dead. The identity of the individual has not been disclosed, and the cause of death will be determined by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The Forest Hill Police Department is still investigating the case and encourages anyone with information to reach out to them or Crime Stoppers.