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Ravion Markell Moody

Age 16

Saint Louis, Missouri

Brick by brick, he helped others

In a tough neighborhood where shelter wasn’t an easy thing to come by, he spent his summers painstakingly detailing bricks for a program that helped people in financial need.

He was in a St. Louis youth program, Harambee, a Swahili word for “Let’s pull together.”  Through Harambee, he gained four years of experience in tuckpointing, a bricklaying technique. He was an avid lover of art and attended Grand Center Arts Academy. He had eight brothers and sisters.

Ravion Markell Moody, 16, was shot and killed on July 30, 2018, on the 2100 block of Switzer Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri, at approximately 2 p.m.

By Lila Taylor · Age 16
Meet the Reporters

More than 40 artists

Lia Lin Collier

A light, “unrelenting joy” extinguished

Peyton Nicole Hurt

Still helping others, even in death

Beverly McBride

Purple hair, just like her dad

Ricky Ryon Willis III

YouTuber was destined for great things

James J. Springer III

“The man” who never grew up

Zachary Mulford

Summer job turns into winter grief

Lashonda Sharreice Childs

A beautician who cried for help

Joaquin Oliver

A poet silenced, a brother missed

LaMar De’Shawn Foster

Son will live without his father

Cedric Leonard Small

"Nerd trying to be a gangster"

Jesus G. Reyes

Skateboarder inspired others with his art

Jaden Christopher Salois

Loved rap, then his song ended

Jamie Marie Kernop

Loved her Polaroid camera, sunsets, and sunflowers

Andy Kim

Fourth-grader with an artistic, gentle spirit

Fermin Alonso-Alonso Jr.

No more beautiful things to make

Shana Lorraine Fisher

16 for only a few days

Aric Whaley

He helped his neighbors shovel snow

Londyn Faith Strawn

Gymnast, artist, proud owner of Buttercup

Jordan Anthony Coleman

Recent grad with a passion for art

Rickey J. Nelson

Wanted to be a role model