Ja'Riel Sam, age 25

Lost to gun violence on April 5, 2020 in La Place, Louisiana.

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  • Nickname:
    1 Jai
    1 Jari, Ja, Judy
  • Number of children:
    2 1
  • Personality:
    5 Joyful, Bright, Beautiful, Loving
    1 Riverdale High School . She was so funny and goofy . Such a sweetheart . RIP
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  • Schools attended:
    1 Grace King High school, Riverdale High school
  • Comments:
    6 How tragic and sad...R.I.P
    9 My beautiful big sister, I love you so much. You are the bravest and toughest woman I know.
    9 I hope that you are resting well in heaven big sis, because this world did not deserve you!
    1 My bestfriend , I’ll love you forever -Laci
    3 She is so simply beautiful!
    2 So Tragic! Rest Easy you left this world a fighter! Help bring awareness sis. God bless
    1 A niece not by blood but by love, gone to soon. R.I.P. beautiful one
    3 Sorry this happen to you 🙏🏾😔
    2 R.i.p beautiful
    3 How incredibly violent. So much evil in this world. Jesus 💔
    3 I love and miss you so much ❤️.
    1 ima miss you oh so much Jari, forever my bestie! 🥺💔🕊
    1 Ja' Riel Sam, helped the police. Watch “Life-Saving Advice from The Oprah Show” on YouTube.
    5 Rest In Paradise Beautiful Lady. You Never Will Be Forgotten.
    3 "This world was never meant for one As beautiful as you" - lyric fits her.
    3 Always on my mind
    5 So beautiful. RIP sweetie. 💔🙏🏾

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