Auntie Monica, BoomShake family leader, shares some news below.
It is with great sadness that I share the news that my beloved Mother, Iola James, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. She remained the model of beauty and dignity through her transition. Ever busy and devoted to friends and outstanding organizations, she chose to spend her last days in quiet solitude in her home. She took great joy in the expressions of love and friendship shared in the many cards and messages she received and read. She is greatly missed. Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and kind words.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Iola James Memorial Scholarship Fund. The proceeds will go to local college-bound students, to whom she devoted much of her life to serving. Donations can be made via this online link gofundme.com/iola-james-scholarship-fund
or in person at the memorial service.
We thank you for your expressions of support and we offer our appreciation to you in this time of shared sorrow. She would have us all pause, connect, enjoy each other and then be about the business of living well and truly loving each other.
Our best to you all,
Monica, Pilar, Maya & Niles Hastings-Smith