Ywai Elizabeth Engerman was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts on January 28, 1983 to Ywain (Sido) and Elizabeth (Bettie) Engerman.
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Ywai fell in love with the sport of cheerleading at an early age. She started out at the age of 6, cheerleading for the Randolph Pop-Warner Blue Devils, where she eventually became a coach, coaching both of her younger sisters. Ywai attended Blue Hills Regional High School for one year and then transferred to Randolph High School, where she later graduated from in 2001. Ywai was a member of both Blue Hills and Randolph High’s cheerleading teams. Two of her fondest moments were being able to teach her younger sisters how to cheerlead and to follow in her footsteps.
Upon graduating high school, Ywai moved to Montgomery, AL to attend the Alabama State University, where she pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Though Ywai did not graduate, she continued to pursue knowledge in criminal justice field. Throughout her time in Montgomery, Ywai continued to coach cheerleading, until she became pregnant with her first born, Edynn, who was born on August 21, 2014.
For the past 5 years, Ywai has worked at IKS Health, and worked her way up to Team Lead, which afforded her the opportunity to relocate to Dallas, TX. While in Texas, Ywai became pregnant and later gave birth to her second child, Dallas on Sunday November 22, 2019.
Ywai was an avid Boston sport fan, especially the New England Patriots. She was the embodiment of selflessness and always smiling. For her two sisters, she was their sound mind. She was dependable and loyal. She was not only that to others, but most importantly to her two daughters, who were literally the air she breathed. Ywai was a born leader. Ever since the day she was born, it was her way or no way.
Ywai is preceded in death by her 3 grandparents, Joseph Engerman, and William and Sarah Kimbrough, her 3 aunts Barbara, Patricia and Josetts, 3 uncles Willie, Jeffery and Croney and her best friend William Paul.
She leaves to cherish her memories: Her beautiful daughters, Edynn and Dallas Torbert, and their father, Ladarius Torbert. She also leaves her loving parents Ywain and Elizabeth Engerman, her two younger sisters, Yleis and Yvana Engerman, who she fondly referred to as her “terrible twos”. Her #1 cousin/other mother Toya Kimbrough. Her extended siblings Kristen (Terry) Webster, Brandon Farmer, Stacey Farmer, Ricardo Francois, Eugene “Geno” Sanders, Jonathan Anderson, Jamal Rahman, Dimitri “Mimi” Cooper, Stephon Barlow. Her two best friends LaBrasha Elmore and Kenya Crenshaw, and a host of other family and friends.