Monday, August 14, 2006

Rest In Peace Rev. Dana Christopher Rose

I'm sad to hear of Dana's passing. He was vibrant, witty, homorous and a champion for causes and issues affecting the black LGBTQ community. And he also loved to tease me with smart-ass comments or just a toss of his dreads. :-) I first met Dana at the 2004 Adodi Retreat. He was a kind and gentle soul. I didn't know Dana as long as some of his other friends, but i knew him enough to love him and to capture him so lovingly in this photo.

I took this photo of Dana in May of 2005 in Newark, New Jersey at an Anti-Violence Rally held in honor of the slain youth Sakia Gunn. That was Dana...always there when it mattered most.

5 comments:

Thomas B. Bowie Jr. said...

What a Gift...I met Dana at the Rowe Camp & Conference Center Annual Gay Mens Spiritual Retreat...he was a wonder to share and to listen. He love learning about community. He loved planting seeds to help community grow. He saw community as all of us. Each one a gift of gods.

Michael-Christopher said...

Dana was a wonderfully loving soul with a wicked sense of humor. He showed immense concern for me and always wished me well in all my endeavors. I saw him at brother Larry's home this past Memorial Day weekend. I'm glad now that I went as it proved to be the last time I would see him. Thank you, Dana, for all the laughs, teaching and support you gave not only to me, but everyone you encounter. Rest easy, my friend. Rest.

Capri said...

Hello,
I am Dana's sister. How are you? Where you at the memorial on Saturday? That is a nice picture of Danny. Would it be o.k. for me to make a copy of this picture?

We would be having another service in Baltimore, MD.

Celebrating the Life of Dana Rose Memorial/ Reception
September 30, 2006
Time 1:00- 5:00 p.m. (tentative time)
St. James’ First African Episcopal Protestant Church
Recreation Room
1020 West Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

God Bless,
Capricia

Capri said...

Updated info. on Memorial on Sept. 30.

Celebrating the Life of Dana Rose Memorial/ Reception
September 30, 2006
Time 1:00- 5:00 p.m.
St. James’Perish Center
Multi-Purpose Room
(Across the street from St James'
Episcopal Church)
1020 West Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

God Bless,
Capricia

Ocean said...

capricia,
My condlolences to you and your family. Dana was a kind and gentle soul and I will miss him. Feel free to use the photo as you wish.

Many blessings and Peace to you,

Ocean