The son of Mr. and Mrs. Shakir M. (Christy) Rashed, Jamal M. Rashed was killed on July 29, 1994. My son Jamal was 17 years old and an upcoming senior at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, president of the Black Achievers Program, mentor with the Henry Branch YMCA and a Sewanee Scholar. Jamal’s ambition was to become an architectural engineer and build the Rashed Towers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In his memory we set up the Jamal M. Rashed Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc., a nonprofit organization. He had one sister, Kamilah. Jamal had a smile that could light up the sky and a heart full of love for everyone.
His death has changed our lives forever.