Ravion Markell Moody
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.