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For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2015
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Griselle Marino

Chairman Monestime's statement on the death of community activist Tangela Sears' son David G. Queen

(Source: Tangela Sears’ Facebook page)

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – “On behalf of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, I extend our sincerest condolences to community activist Tangela Sears on the death of her only son, David G. Queen.  Burying a son or daughter is any parent’s worst nightmare, and as the father of two sons, I can only imagine the pain she must be going through. Through the years, Tangela has devoted time and energy in the community, sowing seeds of hope and love into the lives of hurting people. She has held many hands and wiped many tears promoting peace and fighting the kind of senseless violence that tragically took her son’s life. I ask the community to keep Tangela and her family in their prayers during this difficult time.  I also pledge myself to continue joining her in the fight to make our community and streets safer. May David rest in peace in the arms of our Lord!” said Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime.

EDITOR’S NOTE: David G. Queen, 29, died on May 21 after being shot during an argument with another man in the parking lot of a North Tallahassee apartment complex.