Marona Amandla (1985-2013) A Memorial Website for Marona Amandla Leaura Graham-Bailey

On the passing of Nelson Mandela

On the passing of Nelson Mandela

Marona knew that her middle name Amandla symbolized the spirit of the embattled country, its people and its fierce leader, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela visited Boston in 1990. In the crowded Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Marona, then 5, was keenly aware that she was meeting someone very important when she proudly announced her […]

Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering for Marona Amandla – Saturday, Aug 24
Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering for Marona Amandla - Saturday, Aug 24

The Atlanta Area Memorial Gathering will be held Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the campus of Spelman College. It will be at Cosby Academic Center in Room LL32, located at 350 Spelman Lane in Atlanta, GA. For your convenience, a block of hotel rooms have been made available at the Hilton Atlanta.

On the passing of Nelson Mandela
On the passing of Nelson Mandela

Marona knew that her middle name Amandla symbolized the spirit of the embattled country, its people and its fierce leader, Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela visited Boston in 1990. In the crowded Madison Park High School in Roxbury, Marona, then 5, was keenly aware that she was meeting someone very important when she proudly announced her […]

Ann Arbor Area Memorial Gathering – Fri, Sep. 27
Ann Arbor Area Memorial Gathering - Fri, Sep. 27

Event Details Friday, September 27 — 2:00-5:00pm University of Michigan Alumni Center, Founders Room 200 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor Click here for directions to the Alumni Center

Twitter Memorial Feed
Twitter Memorial Feed

RIP @MaronaAmandla Twitter Tribute Feed: #WeMissMarona #MaronaAmandla #MaronaMemorial

Video: Memorial Slideshow
Video: Memorial Slideshow

Photo slideshow for Marona Amandla (1985-2013). Presents pictures from childhood to her final days as a graduate student in psychology and women’s studies at University of Michigan. URL: http://vimeo.com/7302242 For more information: http://www.marona-amandla.com Updated 8/24

“Marona as Journalist” by Valerie Boyd
"Marona as Journalist" by Valerie Boyd

This statement was prepared by Valerie Boyd, Marona’s professor and mentor at the University of Georgia. I am—like all of you—sad to be here. But at the same time, I am also honored to be here to celebrate the remarkable life of a beloved student, classmate, friend, sister, granddaughter and daughter, Marona Graham-Bailey. At the […]

Online Guestbook
Marona, I just learned today that a beautiful, vibrant, passionate childhood friend of mine passed away. While I am incredibly saddened that you are gone, I am so happy and honored to have called you a friend. After reading your obituary, I'm not surprised to see that you did amazing things with your life. You must have been such an incredible teacher! I'm so happy to see that you shared your passion, intelligence and spirit with so many people. I know you always taught and inspired me to be a better person when we were kids. You were wise, hilarious, and authentically yourself... always. While I'm sorry that we haven't spoken in so many years, I will always look back at our childhood antics with a huge smile on my face. Ridiculous dance parties, rocking out to Whitney Houston... the best times. I'm glad to see that you and Allison remained close over the years... two of my favorite people growing up with such a beautiful friendship! To the Graham-Bailey Family - I send you lots of love. You are an amazing, strong family. I'm sure that you are so proud of the incredible woman that you raised! Marona - I'll be toasting to you tonight, my old friend. The world is a better place because you were a part of it. You are truly one of the great ones and I'm so thankful to have known you. Love always, Louie "Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely." - Buddha (Louie DePasquale)
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