Atlanta Consulate Pays Tribute To Plane Crash Victim
Story and Photos By Arthia Nixon
(Atlanta, Georgia)… Bahamas Consul General to Atlanta Randy E. Rolle is extending sympathy to those affected by the November 9, 2014 plane crash in the Bahamas which claimed the life of international evangelist and author Dr. Myles Munroe and his delegation.
Among those lost in the tragedy was Radel Parks who became acquainted with the Bahamas Consul General’s Office of Atlanta last year while a student at Savannah College of Art and Design. A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Parks sister Ranel were the twin force behind Redemptive Productions which produced workshops, plays and worked with major names such as Brett Ratner of the Rush Hour film franchise.
Parks perished with her young son Johannan and her husband, award-winning musician and founder of the Bahamas Hip Hop Fest and Dunamus Soudz Records, Lavard, who was known by his stage name Manifest. The couple were recently ordained Youth Pastors at Bahamas Faith Ministries International, where they were married almost a decade ago.
“Radel was full of life and a pleasure to be around,” said Rolle. “She was extremely gifted and when she was introduced to us, I was amazed at her desire to want to expand the film industry in The Bahamas. I invited her to the Bronze Lens Awards and to tour the Bobbcat Film Studios of Atlanta where she made an immense impression. In fact, she and my publicist were finalizing dates for her to collaborate with us to bring an American actress over to participate in a workshop she and her twin sister would take the helm on.”
“This is a tremendous loss to us here in Atlanta and to The Commonwealth of The Bahamas,” added Rolle. “We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families affected by this tragedy and we mourn along with the nation as we try to come to grips with this matter. May they all rest in peace.”