|Birth: ||Aug. 29, 1982|
|Death: ||May 31, 2007|
Rakim's Story. . .
Rakim Hanif Gallashaw Sr was born into this world on August 29,1982 to Gail Veronica Gallashaw and Edward Postell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was called back to Allah on May 31,2007.
Rakim was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and graduated from Olney High School in 2001. He enjoyed working and held various jobs throughout his life. He was employed at Northwood Nursing home for a few years then at Dick's Sporting Goods.
There were no words that could describe the impact that "Rocky" had on everyone he met. His laughter and fun personality made him the person that u could call on in times of need. Rakim was a quiet but enthusiastic person. And the love that he showered towards family and friends will never be forgotten.
For the past eight years Rakim shared his life with his Fiançé, Christina Fields And to this union were born, Sa'Diyah and Rakim Jr. He was a very loving and devoted father and made his family his first priority. Rakim was an adoring son, a caring brother, and an amazing friend.
Rakim leaves to cherish his memory: his Daughter, Sa'Diyah Najé Gallashaw, Son: Rakim Hanif Gallashaw Jr.: His Loving Mother: Gail Veronica Gallashaw, His Father: Edward Postell, Brother: Bruce Gallashaw, Sister: Jenell Gates, Neice: Zhamiyah Gallashaw, Nephew: Zamir Gates, His Fiancé: Christina Fields, Stepmother: Mary Postell, Grandmother: Minnie Robinson Gallashaw, Four Aunts: Brenda Gallashaw, Shanda Stroman, Neicy & Trudy Postell, Five Uncles: Hakeem, Jabbar& Gary Gallashaw, Stan & Rock Postell, Great Aunt: Bertha Amos, Godmothers: Robin and Lois: Godfather: Kevin "Grip" Robinson, One Godson: Terrence Lassiter Jr, Two Close Cousins: Jermar & Isa "Nik" Gallashaw, Close Friends: Chris, Terrence and Gerald, And a host of Cousins, Family, And Friends.
*Lovingly Submitted The Family
CAUSE OF DEATH MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Created by: Philly Star
Record added: Jul 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20673422
Rock was one of my best friends and after all these years I still can't believe he's gone & I think of him everyday. Even when I moved miles away we still kept in touch . I came home to visit for the first time in a while that week and he made sure that h...(Read more)|
Added: Jun. 1, 2013
I thought of you with love todayBut that's nothing new,I thought about you yesterdayAnd days before that too.I think of you in silence I often speak your name, All I have are memories and your picture in a frameYour memory is my keepsake with which I'll n...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 6, 2009
REMEMBERING U NEPHEW ON YOUR ANGEL DAY...HEAVEN OPENED ITS GATES TO LET U IN TWO YEARS AGO TODAY OUR HEARTS BROKE AS WE WATCHED U SLIP AWAY...BUT U DIDNT GO ALONE A PART OF EACH ONE OF US WENT WITH U THE DAY GOD CALLED U HOME...I THANK GOD THAT HE ALLOWED...(Read more)|
Added: May. 31, 2009
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