Raiya and Russell Hilson Fund

This past week since RaShan's untimely death has been the most difficult time in our lives, but you all have embraced our family and held us close to your hearts. You've sent your condolences and prayers, shared your memories, shared your pain, and given us a place to take comfort.

We couldn't have imagined that there was so much love for RaShan out there. Your outpouring of support has left us at a loss for words...we are truly touched. So many of you have contributed to the well-being of his family through this fund.(Please know that your contributions are going directly to Adrienne, his wife, Raiya, their 4yr old daughter, and Russell, their 8wk old newborn son.) Your willingness to take care of us is a true testament to the strength of RaShan's friendships and community.

Saturday, January 18th will be the day to bid RaShan a final farewell and celebrate his life. Funeral and memorial service details are below:

Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 Odell Clark Place (138th Street)
New York, NY 10030
btwn Adam Clayton Powell & Malcom X (Lenox Ave) Blvds
9 AM - 11 AM: Viewing
11AM - 1 PM: Funeral Service

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of RaShan Khaalis Hilson"
The National Black Theater
2031 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10035

If you have any questions concerning the funeral or memorial services, please contact:

Tina Thompkins - [email redacted]
Roxanne Ozoude - [email redacted]
Aissatou Bey-Grecia - [email redacted]

We hope you will be able to join us.

Finally, if you have it in your hearts and are able to, please continue to bless the family by contributing to this fund. (Contributions can be made anonymously if you wish.) Also, share your words of encouragement or share your favorite stories and memories about RaShan in the comments section when you add your contribution. These mean the world to us, and will play a key role in painting a full, rich and wonderful image of RaShan for Raiya and Russell as they grow up.

We encourage you to p
ass along this link (http://www.gofundme.com/61sj5g) to anyone who may want to contribute.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
Adrienne, Raiya, Russell and the entire Hilson Family

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    • 80 mos
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    • $50 
    • 83 mos
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    • $100 
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    • $50 
    • 87 mos
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Roxanne Ozoude 
New York, NY
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