April Lenee Jones-Ragins
Sponsored by Mericia X
April was a loving, hard-working, intelligent woman who would go above and beyond to help her family and friends accomplish their aspirations. She was a beautiful wife, loving mother of four brilliant children and the of eldest of four siblings. April received her Master’s in Education and her Master’s in Business. As an educator of 11 years, April worked diligently to help children reach their full potential. April gave so much to this world and we will honor her for her hard work and dedication to life.
A’leatha Jo Steadman
Sponsored by Karrine Elaine Muhammad
As a single parent my mother took us three girls to the library, pool, parades and taught us to love and be loved. I can remember walking, taking the bus, and riding in her car. There were no aunts, uncles or grandparents to help out where we lived. Her strength and courage will forever be something we all seek to model.
Sponsored by Kysha Muhammad
Hope Thomas was a loving Mother to two daughters, Kysha Muhammad and Kyla Williams. She loved them both dearly. She was a good mother, who never hesitated to hug and kiss her children. She was a hands on mother. She made sure that they were in her words “right”. She had rules in her home. Rules for how they were to behave at home and in public. And she always watched them closely. She never allowed them to go with the norm or do what others were doing for the sake of doing it. She had specific guidelines to ensure their safety- morally and physically- in an unsafe environment. Because of what she did for her daughters and many other children that she mothered, they are able to carry on her legacy into the future with what she taught them. She worked hard to provide what she could for her children. Her hard work and sacrifice will not go in vain.
Ps. I love you Ma, I miss you. And I thank you for all of the sacrifices you made. You were a good mother to me and I miss your hugs and food. ~Kysha
Rosa C. Stewart
Sponsored by Jefferrey & Maalikah Muhammad
“Rosa Dear was a person who loved God and her fellow man. She tried to live a Christ-like life and always, always exhibited a big smile and a positive attitude regardless of her circumstances. Rosa Dear loved her family and friends with all her heart! She was most proud of her greatest contributions to society - her sons, Clarence D. Butler and Jefferrey T. Muhammad and her nephew/son Kedrick D. Redd who she helped raise. We miss you so much, Rosa Dear. We will forever cherish your memory and strive to live up to your legacy!”
Sister Jumah Shabazz aka Sister Joyce 13X
Sponsored by Daughter- Sister Zatima X
Believer, Pioneer, Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister. Sister Juma Shabazz committed to Muhammad University of Islam No. 24, a religious exempt, non-profit school of the Nation of Islam, conducted in accordance with the religious doctrines, beliefs and principles of the Nation of Islam.
Sister Juma's work, teaching How To Eat To Live class and a school semstress, was highly valued by the Muhammad University of Islam No. 24 . She was an essential part of its educational mission; an evangelical one. Sister Juma is a true example of service to others following the Gospel message of Jesus Christ to love God and love your neighbour. Feeding the body and spirit of those in need, the neighborhood adult and children alike!
Sister Shirley3 Muhammad
Sponsored by Shirley's Girls ( Vannessa, Diane, SaBrina, Juwanda Powell)
A native of Bessemer Alabama. A wife and young mother of 3 moved to Boston, MA.
Where she was introduced to the Nation of Islam, as taught by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Already a women of God, learning the true religion inspired her journey and strengthened her faith. As Allah Continues to Bless her, we are blessed as she demonstrates
Her...Walk with Allah * Love For Her Nation* Dedication to Family and Friends * Compassion for Sisters and Brothers * Work Ethic * Humble Spirit * Unconditional Love
Sister Yvette M. Muhammad
Sponsored by The Powell Family
Sister Yvette, a woman of God! She has been an inspiration and has enhanced our lives since the day we met her. Allah(God) blessed us with her presence to accompany us along our journey! We are her inherited sisters, nieces, nephews and in-laws. We thank Allah for such a wonderful being, the Gift of her spirit, love and faith, priceless. Thank you for sharing it all with us.