SHEILA ABDUS-SALAAM
1952 - 2017
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ABDUS-SALAAM--Sheila. The board and staff of WHEDco are shocked and saddened at the untimely death of our founding Board Chair, colleague and friend, Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Sheila's keen intellect was rooted in her compassion and unwavering belief in the power of justice. A shining example of these qualities for which Sheila will always be remembered is her commitment to WHEDco when it was a start-up Bronx nonprofit, little more than an idea. During her 16 years of leadership, Sheila set standards of integrity and excellence that guide us to this day. Words cannot convey how deeply we will miss her.




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Published in New York Times on Apr. 18, 2017.
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December 27, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's.....My heartfelt sympathies..
March 23, 2018
gary harris
January 27, 2018
I am sorry for the lost of your loved one. It is heartbreaking when we lose someone in death. Please find peace and comfort in knowing that God understands your grief and he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6 7
Mary White
December 1, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
May 9, 2017
Rest in Peace my Dear
Your smile was as radiating as this candle !
God Bless You Forever Sheila
Amen
Y. Allison
May 4, 2017
I was saddened to learn of her unfortunate passing.
Evangelist Jean Waites-Howard
May 3, 2017
So sorry for your loss. The anxiety you must have felt when Sheila was missing. Pray to the God of heavens that he will help you get through this most difficult time. As we look to a future when no person will ever have to die.
May 2, 2017
I am so sorry for your family's loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone you loved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory, because those who passed on are precious in his eyes. Psalm 147:3.

C. Jackson, Bronx, NY
May 1, 2017
Dealing with a terminal illness is never easy. But coping with death can be unbearable. Please take comfort in knowing that God promises to put an end to death and suffering and pain once and for all. My condolences and prayers are with your family.
Stacy
April 30, 2017
May the God of True and Everlasting Comfort, be a source of Peace, Support and Endurance for your Family at this time.
Kimberly Johnson
April 30, 2017
Kimberly Johnson
April 30, 2017
Kimberly Johnson
April 28, 2017
RIP.......??????? Deepest condolences. Gone to soon...
G B
April 28, 2017
The Judge will never be forgotten, the trail blazer will live on and make the way for others. Deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family........RIP
Greg Barnes
April 28, 2017
An angel crossed over.
Julianne Perry
April 27, 2017
Matthew McGuire
April 27, 2017
My deepest condolence to the Family, may the God of all comfort, provide you with peace of mind, as we await the time when all of our loved ones asleep in death see life again under peaceful, perfect conditions.(Isaiah 55:11)
Darlene
April 27, 2017
My heartfelt condolences goes out to the Abdus-Salaam family, during this difficult time may you draw much needed comfort from the ones who love you the most, no doubt you are experiencing the lament expressed at Psalms 6:6, but just know the one who is the hearer of prayer will dry your eyes and sooth your ailing hearts.

LB
April 27, 2017
To the Family of Sheila Abdus- Salaam:
Losing someone as special as Sheila is probably one of the most painful thing you will ever have to experience. Soon God will remove death forever. However in the meantime he promises to give us the strength we need to endure. May the memories of all the good times you shared with Sheila and the promises of God bring you comfort in this difficult time.
April 26, 2017
deepest condolences to the loss of your loved one, may it bring comfort to you and your family that they will soon be restored to youth and vigor as promised in Job 33:25
April 26, 2017
My sincre condolences to the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
April 25, 2017
My deepest condolences to family and friends . May cherished memories comfort you and give you peace . Psalms 147 : 3
April 24, 2017
TO. SALAAM FAMILY

MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU DURING SUCH DIFFICULT TIME AS THIS. IMY FAMILY AND I SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY. CONTINUE TO TRUST IN GOD AND HE WILL SEE THE FAMILY THROUGH


RENEE MCFARLAN-BROWN,
QUEENS N.Y
April 24, 2017
B Stephens
April 24, 2017
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April 24, 2017
To the Salaam Family,
May the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts during this time of sadness.
Andrea
April 22, 2017
To the family of Sheila Abdus-Salaam. My sincere condolences. May the love and memories you have for her comfort you during this difficult time.
April 22, 2017
Joy Thompson
April 22, 2017
I would like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and help you during this time of sorrow.
M C
April 21, 2017
God love is with us always
Reach for him he will help us endure
He will take our hand and give us peace from above
My prayers are with you
Phillips
April 20, 2017
May the God of all comfort be with your family and friends during this time of great loss. Isaiah 40:1
April 19, 2017
The True and living GOD loves truth. True Prayer from our family to yours. Your Honor we respect your life bless your beginning and end. We love you and mourn your absence. May we be enlightened about what happened to your precious life. Deeply saddened. We love you.
Aretha Dennis
April 19, 2017
Peace,
My Beloved Sister, may ALLAH, forever comfort you. You were a Magnificent person, whose kindred spirit always brought the Majesty of Brother Malcolm's dignity to me. I shall forever miss your lovely smile and gracious greetings whenever we saw each other in passing.
AL Malik
April 19, 2017
My dearest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family and friends. May you find comfort that is found at Psalms 94:18,19 and allow God to strengthen you in this difficult time.
April 19, 2017
I am sorry for the loss of Mrs. Abdus-Salaam. May her family find comfort in their memories of her and find peace of heart and mind from God.
April 19, 2017
Helene Jones
April 19, 2017
My condolences to all of you. What a trailblazer for so many to follow. Please do not mourn, but celebrate a life so accomplished and well lived. Tiffany
April 18, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
G. Freeman
April 18, 2017
Sheila Abdus-Salaam had an amazing quality for justice. My condolences to the family and let God give you comfort through this incredibly tough time. Rest assured she is in the Creator's memory!
H J
April 18, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Family of Judge Abdus Salaam. May she rest in never ending peace.
As little as I have known her, I can say that she was truly a wonderful soul and an Angel on this Earth, gone too soon.
Barbara Shamenek (Olasanoye)
April 18, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of judge Abdus-salaam may her pleasant memories soften your grief at this time . John 11:35.

Fwd Texas.
April 18, 2017
Brittany Johnson
April 18, 2017
To her family and friends.my deepest condolence. May our heavenly father bring you comfort in this time of pain. Mathew 5:4
April 18, 2017
Leif and I are shocked and heartbroken by the passing of Sheila Abdus-Salaam. We thank God for allowing us to have been a small part of her life and pray that her soul rests in eternal peace. We will love you always.
Betty Lawrence Lewis
April 18, 2017
Sincere condolences to the Salaam family.
Sheila was a wonderful woman who used her gift to help those in need. People like her will be remembered by our Creator.
Remember the resurrection hope, when all will live without pain of heart.
Deb Ann
April 17, 2017
May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Yvonne Adighibe
April 17, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Sheila Abdus-Salaam. May she RIP!
A Gibbs
April 17, 2017
Beloveds, my heart breaks to hear this! Sheila Abdus-Salaam's fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet her in Paradise! (Luke23:43)
April 16, 2017
My condolences to the family. Please find comfort in the promise God Almighty can be a refuge to those in distress. Psalms 9:9
April 16, 2017
May God bless your soul for the services you rendered in the benefits of others. My condolences given to the family and the city in the bereavement of a great humane person with God blessing.

Ac.Artis.cecil Hudson Sr Macon Ga
April 15, 2017
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
April 15, 2017
A true loss to the legal community. We lost one bright,gentle soul. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Judge Frank Geraci, Jr
April 15, 2017
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends during your time of grief. May God's loving kindness comfort and help you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76
A W
April 15, 2017
I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your precious loved one. May the God of all comfort give family and friends the strength, and comfort to get through the difficult days ahead.
I Kelly
April 15, 2017
"My Condolences to the family." Please! try and find some comfort in the words of Matthew 5:5 Dumas,Ark
April 15, 2017
Our hearts go out to the family and friends Sheila Abdus-Salaam. May the wonderful memories you shared with her and love of family and friends give you comfort during this difficult time. May God Almighty continue to give all of you strength to endure, courage to face the future most of peace. Isa. 43: 10, 13

VH - IL
April 15, 2017
A life well lived gives credit to our Creator who made us in his image Genesis 1:27. It is no small wonder that we thirst for life to realize our dreams and to search for new adventures. One day soon, our Creator will provide an environment in which we no longer cry from the pain of death. My sincere hope for you and your family.
Ms. Zimmerman
April 15, 2017
My condolences go out to the family at this time. John3:16.
Cynthia Stewart
April 15, 2017
Abdus-Salaam families and loved ones, I offer my sincerest condolences for your loss. God knows your pain and trust, that by prayer and reliance on him you will be able to cope.
S.J.
April 15, 2017
Life in the Near Future
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress. That is why we will not fear, though the earth undergoes change.
Karla
April 15, 2017
God's promise to empty out graves around the world in the near future is found at Hosea 13:14. May the God of loyal love comfort you during your time of sorrow
April 15, 2017
Life is precious, May her family and friends gain comfort from the wonderful memories they share. May the hope of paradise bring peace.

Chianti
April 15, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your family. Im so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to your family and friends. May you find comfort that is found at Psalms 94.18,19 and allow God to strengthen you in this difficult time.
MZ
April 15, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to the Salaam family on your loss. May you find comfort from the God of love. ( John 3:16)
April 15, 2017
With deepest sympathy to the Family. God promises to sustain you during this distressful time and may fond memories comfort you.
JH
April 15, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in hope of seeing her again. (Acts 21:15)
Joy
April 15, 2017
RIP
michelle plakas-kaiser
April 15, 2017
Consider this candle lit by all the appellate lawyers who deeply admired and respected her. She was a truly an exceptional judge who graced our professional lives, enhanced New York jurisprudence. And a woman who served so many in countless ways through the years. Our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, and colleagues at this time of grievous loss.
April 15, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our love ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. And may drawing closer to God in prayer brings you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
April 14, 2017
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Judge Abdul Salaam.
May God grant you comfort during this sad time.
April 14, 2017
To be absent from your earthly body is to be present with the Lord.RIP
Estella Smith
April 14, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Family and Friends of Mrs Abdus-Salaam. I'm sure she'll be missed by all who knew and loved her.


CB
April 14, 2017
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Salaam family and friends at this difficult time.
Carlotta
April 14, 2017
My heartfelt sympathy is with Sheila's family. I'm very sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God become your secure refuge during this sad occasion. Psalm 18:2
Michelle
April 14, 2017
So very sorry for your loss. May she RIP
Pat Douglas
April 14, 2017
To the family and friends, so sorry about your loss. May The God Of All Comfort continue to give you strength and peace during this most difficult time
April 14, 2017
Sending prayers ~ Rest in peace.
Jane Dowling
April 14, 2017
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
April 14, 2017
PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS TO FAMILY & FRIENDS
Valenda Newell
April 14, 2017
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MAY THE GOD THAT GIVES COMFORT
BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF GREIF. 2 Corinth 1: 3,4.
Lillie
April 14, 2017
Ms. Salaam was a jurist who was a force for good. Her untimely death may have unanswered questions. Some may be able to reach a satisfying answer. Others may still be puzzled. But one thing we can all look forward is that of a oertain better life ahead for all of us--perfect life without sickness, aging or death. Out loved ones will be restored to us.
Mrs. K. Jackson
April 14, 2017
Condolences to the family and friends of Sheila Abdus-Salaam. may God be your refuge and strength during this time of loss.
H R
April 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of Sheila. May you have peace and comfort during this very sad time and in future days to come.
April 14, 2017
So sorry for the family's loss. Please find comfort in knowing God is near brokenhearted ones and those crush in spirit.
D. Sample
April 14, 2017
With heart felt condolences, may the sadness you're experiencing now be replaced with joyful memories of a treasured life. 1Peter 5:6,7
April 14, 2017
In God's Care, rest in peace..
Dwayne Bickham, Sr.
April 14, 2017
Allah will take care you now. Enjoy his company.
Ron Mose
April 14, 2017
How early to go in Allah's world. May you find peace with Allah.
Ron Mose
April 14, 2017
R.I.P good lady
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April 14, 2017
Only God knew what was going on in your heart before you left us. He also will not put no more on us than we can bare. There are not many more people left here in this wicked world that cared so much for those that are less fortunate. These people are unique and truly God-sent. A real blessing. You will be greatly missed from our presence. And may God give the peace and comfort to each one of your family members and associates as well. May you rest in peace.
Christine Brinson
April 14, 2017
Deepest condolence to the Hewitt family! Shelia will be missed by everyone that knew her. Cherish the memories as they will last forever!
April 14, 2017
We live in a time when unexpected events overtake us, this maybe the case with your family with the untimely death of your loved one. May you find comfort and peace and know that there will be a time when all things will be made new and we all will be freed of whatever it is that plagues and saddens the whole world of mankind, especially the death of our loved ones.
April 13, 2017
Thank you Sheila for all your good work. You will be missed. God bless.
Sheila
April 13, 2017
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April 13, 2017
BLESSINGS TO THE FAMILYPEACE
Brenda Foster
April 13, 2017
Take comfort in knowing that God feels for us when we suffer ..Zechariah 2:8
Cassandra D
April 13, 2017
Thank you for your life's work toward equal justice under law.
April 13, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 13, 2017
Carla Martin
April 13, 2017
To the Abdul's-Salaam Family,

My sincere sympathy for the passing of your loved one. In reading of the life story and the accomplishments of Sheila I know that the family is very proud of her. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she would be missed by many.
D W
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