2003-08-07 / Letters/Opinion

Caribbean Group Remembers Councilman James Davis

Caribbean Group Remembers Councilman James Davis

The following was written by Roy Hastick, Sr., and sent to members and supporters of CACCI, a Caribbean American business organization, in memory of Councilmember James Davis, who was assassinated at City Hall on July 24.

As I reflect back on the life of our dear departed brother, the late Hon. Councilmember James Davis, it is with profound sorrow that I write to share some thoughts about our brother and how much he meant to me. I am thankful that I got to know him as many of you have and I will always be grateful for his contributions to our community, for his willingness to lend a hand to assist those among us who are most vulnerable, and to speak with fervor on behalf of the voiceless. We will always remember that despite a very busy schedule, he found the time to participate in numerous CACCI events, and in our conversations and through his actions, demonstrated his commitment to assist CACCI in furthering our goals and objectives. Less than one month ago, he backed up his words of support and commitment with positive actions.

Our brother James was a spontaneous, warm human being whose love for humanity enabled him to connect with people easily and quickly. He was a tireless advocate, one who practiced unity and believed that by coming together, we could surmount obstacles and break down barriers such as race and ethnicity and other forces that tend to divide us.

To his family we say: We extend our condolences. We know that it is so hard to lose someone you love and though words cannot take away the sadness you feel, we would like you know that we care deeply about you and all that you are going through. We hope that it helps to remember that your loved one is in God’s care. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Done on behalf of the board of directors, members, staff, and volunteers of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Roy A. Hastick, Sr.

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