Rasheed Remembered

Dozens of family, friends and teachers remembered Rasheed Lasaki during a candlelight vigil/memorial service Tuesday.

In honor of Lasaki, a candlelight vigil service was given at Perry-Paige Auditorium Tuesday at 11 a.m. The program opened with a prayer from the Florida A&M Student National Alumni Association President Alger Studstill, Jr. Following the prayer faculty, students, family and friends were able to reflect memorable times they have had with Lasaki.

Precious Anderson, 22, a FAMU alumna from Miami, remembered her close friend for being over-protective about her safety.

“Rasheed use to always fuss with me about leaving the door of my house open,” said Anderson as she laughed about the time they shared.

Lasaki was scheduled to graduate with a degree in criminal justice this April. Although he won’t be accepting his diploma physically, according to remarks made by Dr. Ammons during the ceremony, he and his administration are working on honoring the family with a posthumous degree.

His brother, Hakeem, urged mourners to volunteer any information they have on the young man’s killing to report it to police.