Latasha was full of life and spirit. She had a robust personality that drew people to her - when she walked into a room, you knew she was there.
My sister didn’t always make the best choices and for many years we didn’t get along. But in the last few years she turned things around and had become the mother, daughter, sister and friend anyone would be lucky to have. It wasn’t easy, but she worked hard. Her goal was to work with youth who struggled like she had, motivating them to make better choices and succeed. She loved connecting with people, and in return, she was loved by many.
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Latasha decided to enjoy the beautiful weather by taking a walk. Around 2 p.m., she was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Leaving behind her daughter, 3, two sons, 6 and 8, her fiancé, father and brother, as well as many other family members and friends.
My mother always taught us to seek the good in life... even in loss, sadness and hurt. With this in mind, I hope you will think of my sister when walking or driving - and choose to act responsibly. When any of us enter a roadway, we have a responsibility to protect ourselves and those around us. Never risk driving drunk. If you find yourself impaired, for any reason, choose to find a safe and sober ride home.
Please honor Latasha’s memory by always choosing to drive safely and encouraging others to do the same - doing so will save lives.