Rodney Dickens
Rodney Dickens, 11, of Washington, D.C., a student at Ketcham Elementary School.
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Published by The Press-Enterprise on Sep. 13, 2001.
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Hey Rodney, I don't know you but from what I've read here it seems like you were an incredible kid and brought nothing but joy to people. God's best soldiers are taken at the earliest times. Rest easy big guy
D j
April 26, 2021
RIP Rodney.Please look down on us from up above..
Dave Sistaro
February 20, 2021
Still love and miss you Rodney!!! R.I.H.
Linda R.
September 11, 2020
Hey Rodney. We never met but I just wanted to pay my respects. You were 1 year younger than me when you passed. I hope your soul is at peace. No one is going to forget you.
Christopher Laforest
September 11, 2020
So sorry you had to go through this at such a young age... wouldn't wish it among any one!
Jacob Flynn
September 10, 2020
Peace and love kiddo.
August 17, 2020
May you RIP, Rodney.....
December 8, 2019
I was only a little girl when you passed away. I am 27 years old now and my heart still aches for you and your family. I have a 10 year old son and he reminds me of you. He even loves all the times you did. He even have your chubby cheeks. R.I.P sweet Rodney forever in our hearts!!!
September 11, 2019
I am so sorry you had to go through something like that I would not want to wish it on anyone.
Kaylee Hensley
September 11, 2019
You would have been about the same age as my daughter. I read you loved wrestling and Pokemon, exactly the same things my daughter still loves at 27. I wish she would have known you because I know you would have made great friends. I feel in my heart you would have been a great man of purpose. God bless your family to have had you in their lives and now forever in their hearts. Give them dreams of hope and renewal and love. Thank you Rodney.
Mary M
September 11, 2019
Rodney, to me, represents all the lives lost that day
When I think of 9/11
I think of him
He is not forgotten ❤
March 31, 2019
Dear family and friends of Rodney Dickens, cherish the memories of his short life. Know that he is resting in peace. Look forward to the day, that is coming, when he will be reunited with you, in a world of peace.
March 30, 2019
You are still remembered Rodney. RIP!
Linda R.
September 11, 2018
he was so young
trenton ashburn
September 11, 2018
Will Never Forget
Diana Fleming
September 13, 2017
Today, 09/12/2017, we remember you Rodney. We will never forget. We wish all the best to Rodney's family members. With much regards.
Tom H
September 12, 2017
To think what was taken from this child's family is heartbreaking. Thinking of his family today.
September 11, 2016
America will never forget you, you would of been 26 now. But God had a better plan for you..may your soul continue to rest!
Angelica M.
September 11, 2016
Never forgotten ❤
Karen Williams
September 11, 2016
Diana Fleming
September 10, 2016
May God continue to hold you close to his side....And may God comfort your family during this sad time.....
Diana Fleming
September 10, 2016
I am praying for your family, Rodney... wondering what kind of young man you would be... smart, caring, funny? Talented. Loved without a doubt. My son is just a few years younger that you would be right now.
I hope your mother and father take comfort in knowing you are on are hearts.
All I can say is may love and peace surround your family as the anniversary of your passing comes. I hope they are strong in faith and feel God's love.... Our love. R.I.P. dear Rodney.

Joyce -
September 10, 2016
Rodney, I never knew you, but I knew your story after 9/11. I actually have carried a bracelet with your name on it for close to the last 15 years in your honor. I'm sure you would be a great young man today. bless you wherever you are and I hope your family has peace.
C Bradley
September 9, 2016
C Bradley
September 9, 2016
i am so saddd
ximena cortes
September 9, 2016
Missing you cousin I love you
Chanique Richardson
November 14, 2015
Continue to smile down on us Rodney!!!!
Linda R.
September 14, 2015
Thinking about you, may God continue to bless your soul
Diana Fleming
September 12, 2015
Like many others, I am often drawn back to this picture of Rodney, and the questions arise about what kind of man he would have been, what could he have done for this world. The loss of any human life is horrible, but the loss of a young innocent child is the worst kind of loss. Again, I pray for Rodney's friends and family, and I hope they they are comforted and encouraged today. With much love from Texas
Del Newberry
June 25, 2015
To the family of Rodney,
Today I was looking at the "Remember 9/11 legacy pages and came upon Rodney's picture. I have children myself and could not begin to know how much pain it would be to lose one. Even though it has been this many years I'm sure the pain is still there. We never forget the ones we loved. How thankful we can be that we have the hope God promises. The patriarch Job asked, "If a man dies, can he live again?" He then answered his own question: "You will call and I will answer you." What a wonderful promise we have of seeing our loved ones again.
June 24, 2015
Ive been meaning to write this for a couple years now but I never knew what to say, so im just going to write whatever comes to me. Every couple of months I check to see if this guestbook has been updated and see that I am not the only person that is hurt by you being gone. I didnt know you but I can just be sitting in class and I start thinking about how you were taken away from your loved ones and I get emotional. You were only five years older than me when you were taken. You probably wouldve graduated from college a couple years ago. You look just like my big brother Jered when he was your age. I will never forget your face and I will never forget reading your mamas words about you being a sweet little boy and how you loved her mac and cheese. If any of Rodney's family ever sees this I know it might not mean much, but know that he will never be forgotten by me. I pray he is having the best time right now and I pray yall see each other again.
Jalyssa M
May 6, 2015
R.I.P little man I know it's been a long time since 9/11 I know you are resting well. My heart goes out to the family a life lost so young
Rest well Rodney
Willie Duncan
February 10, 2015
Rodney, You remind me so much of my oldest Son John. I just wanted to say that I love you and even though I didn't know you, I miss you. RIP.
Linda R.
September 17, 2014
Hey roc we still love and miss u every day. Didn't write anything on 9/11 but had a flag flown at pentagon on that day. So rest on lil cuz ur greatly missed!
Maurice Richardson
September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014
bella beltz
September 11, 2014
You are remembered
September 11, 2014
RIP. You are remembered.
Yolanda Ramirez
September 12, 2013
Every year when I see your picture I'm reminded that one day we'll be with you in heaven and the tears will be no more. May God comfort your family and keep them in the palm of His hand till that time comes.
Mike Doyle
September 11, 2013
Hey Rodney you are remembered on this day. My prayers and condolences go out to you and your family. Rest easy man.
Stevie Hill-Dickens
September 11, 2013
Rodney we love and miss you!! It's been years now and we still think of you every your cuzzin Maurice
Gregory Richardson
September 10, 2013
RIP Rodney.
With love.
Yolanda Ramirez
August 2, 2013
Rip godbless you and your family even if more then 12 years have passed love from italy.
August 1, 2013
We must all do something special in honor and memory of Rodney and others we lost that day. Live each day as it is your last, because we are never promised another breath. Love to the family.
Del Newberry
April 1, 2013
Thank you all for the kind words for the legacy of Rodney. We miss him every day and even more on 9/11. And even tho it's a lot of things that I wish I can say to my lil cuzzin I know he hear my prayers for him and he's looking down on all his fam hearing and seeing all. I will just love to hear from y'all and to get to even know some of u. So I don't mind if u contact me. I just love to see all the people from all these far away places care. Love u guys. Rodney's cuzzin.
March 31, 2013
March 29, 2013
My eyes swelled with tears when I saw your picture; even today. RIP little angel.
March 29, 2013
The tragedy of this day was horrible, and the loss of innocent YOUNG lives was extremely hard to bear and understand. We must trust that God is comforting the friends and family who had such saddening news on that day. We continue to remember and pray for all of the families affected that day. Much love from Texas. Rodney, you will never be forgotten.
Del Newberry
September 21, 2012
Prayers are with you Shawn
alethea barnes
September 11, 2012
You are remembered today and always, gone much too soon. But you are in Americans hearts and will always be remembered.
Maria R
September 10, 2012
Dear one, You will never be forgotten. You are mourned by and are in the hearts of every American. You are a reminder to us all that God is our strength, our comfort, and that by him, there is nothing impossible that he can't do. This includes his promise as he stated,"My words will not come back to me without results" and of the days your mother and I will hold our precious little boys in our arms once again. God bless you love
Elizabeth Carbajal
September 10, 2012
I Will always regret not getting to meet you. Our Channel Island trip was postponed to the end of the year and there were many silent moments and prayers for you and your family, and for those who perished with you that aweful day. My heart will never stop aching for your mother.
Kristin Majda
September 12, 2011
Remembering you always. Dedicated my FB Profile in your memory on 9/11/11. Rest In Peace, Sweet Prince.
Glenda Dickens-George
September 12, 2011
Always & Forever instilled in my heart and mind....May God bless you...
Diana Fleming
September 11, 2011
Ten years ago I remember reading about you and your teacher, ten years later I still remember and wonder who you'd be today. Remembering all those lost on that day and praying your mom and brothers and sisters all God's Blessings today and always.
Ginger Resch
September 10, 2011
hey lil cuzzin its me maurice. i miss u so much lil man but we always make it every sep 11. i talk to ur mom a lot on this day because it still hard for her u know but i keep in touch with her.I see more poeple have signed the book its good to see that. but im kind of tired of see all these shows every sep 11 ur plane going into the pentigon and it make it more harder on the fam.but ill always love u and miss u you cuzzin mo
maurice richardson
September 9, 2011
this is so sad
kasey langley
September 9, 2011
You will always be in my heart forever....I know you are truely watching over us because you are a Angel....Never Forgotten...
Diana Fleming
August 22, 2011
You will never know how much your missed. A real Saint. Forever~
Phil Jayhan
August 14, 2011
August 1, 2011
Forever remembered
The Hamilton Family
July 29, 2011
Always on my mind and forever in my heart! To the Dickens family you're always in my prayers. I'll never forget.
Bernadette Jones
March 17, 2011
Remembering Rodney Dickens and thinking of his family. MIMI.
Glenda Dickens George
February 28, 2011
Always thinking of Rodney and his Loved ones.
Paula Hatin-St.Amour
February 26, 2011
R.I.P. Rodney. watch over your family this christmas..
gloria banks
December 24, 2010
All of my Love thoughts and prayers.
Paula Hatin-St.Amour
December 22, 2010
December 21, 2010
Always on my mind, FOREVER IN MY HEART
Bernadette Jones
December 19, 2010
Never Forgotten.
Kristen B
September 15, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
September 12, 2010
Rest in peace and may God continue to comfort your family.
Bev C
September 11, 2010
To angel Rodney and family. I'll never forget talking to your aunt Cynthia after this happened. To the entire family, your mom LaShawn and sisters and brothers who I know miss your dearly. Not a day goes by that I don't think about this. I have always said from the first day I wrote on this site, are always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!! To LaShawn, you are a strong woman and may God continue to be with you. Cynthia thank you for sharing your memories with me. I love you all.
Bernadette Jones
August 31, 2010
I pray that your family has been comforted over these years without you. Its such a shame as to what happened to you. God Bless Rodney and his family!!
Tasha Stiltner
August 16, 2010
I never met you but since I first saw your face, after the tragic events of 9/11, I have not been able to forget you. Rest in peace Rodney. You will never be forgotten and you are loved by many.
Natasha Lacey
July 4, 2010
I cannot imagine the absolute pain your family has and still is going through. May Rodney be in God's care, and may God grant you some peace and solace knowing that others, even though they have never met you, care and pray for you daily. God bless you and Rodney's soul!
Susan Johanson
April 18, 2010
As we come upon another Christmas season please know that others are thinking of you all. Sending you prayers for a peaceful holiday filled with many happy memories.

Although I never knew Rodney I won`t ever forget him.

Melodie Pooler
December 2, 2009
8 years have passed since you were taken from this earth. It is a shame that you were taken so soon. You had your whole life ahead of you- you would be a 19 year old man just starting out in this world. I don't know you but I am so sad for you and your family that you are gone. You are remembered Rodney.....forever!!
Allie Shaver
December 1, 2009
Rest in peace little man. There has to be a reason you were taken so young the way you were, and I have alot of questions for the man upstairs when my time comes to meet him. You will always be remembered sweet little angel. Love, a mom w/a wound in her heart for another mother
September 11, 2009
This precious child has not been forgotten. May he be in the Lord's hands, and may his family have found peace.
September 11, 2009
also as a kid i'm very sorry about your son may forever rest his soul
September 11, 2009
To the family of Rodney Dickens our prayers are forever with you. LaShawn you may not remember me, but at the time your son was enrolling in our Adopt-A-School Program at Ketcham Elementary. Your daughter was presented a memorial plaque during graduation ceremony. If there's anything I can do, PLEASE contact the school and gather my contact info. Lenny H.
September 11, 2009
Rest peacefully with our Lord and know that we remember you even though we never met you. You touch our lives. God bless your family dear angle in heaven...
September 11, 2009
Rodney, although we never met I think about you every year on this date. Your sweet face is forever etched in my memory and it makes me sad to think that such a wonderfully promising young life was lost. You are forever in my heart.
September 11, 2009
I have not forgotten Rodneys face since I first saw it in the paper 8 years ago. Among all the tragic victims it reached out to me, a Mom of a son- how precious he is! I rejoice in the 6/11/09 posting that he knows the Lord- I know he is in glory and Ill meet him one day with a big hug! To his family our heart is with you and we will never forget Rodney!
September 10, 2009
Rodney, You'ld be 19 yrs old & chasing girls now. You deserved a longer life, but we remember... and will never forget you. Rest in Peace. I lost some friends in a tragic accident when I was young, I hope they are now watching out for you.
Jim Rodman
September 8, 2009
Whatsup Rodney. Im having a project about you at my school. Rest in peace man.
Ashcon Aaa
September 8, 2009
I never knew that their were young people on this flight. As a teacher it breaks my heart even 8 years later, God Bless.
Anthony Graham
July 15, 2009
These are your words aloud:

Abba Father, I ask in the name of Jesus to cover my thoughts while I sleep. I ask also for Your wisdom and understanding in everything I am to do while growing up and lastly, feed me daily your promised Word thanking the Holy Spirit always in Jesus name I pray amen.

Garland, Texas
June 11, 2009
sweet sweet darling child, may God bless your family and peace be sent from God. What an angel to have in heaven.
lisa cross
June 6, 2009
On this Memorial Day of 2009, I am remembering Rodney Dickens!!!
Doug Abraham
May 25, 2009
My thoughts are with Rodney and all of his loved ones.
Paula Hatin-St.Amour
April 2, 2009
Always on my mind and FOREVER IN MY HEART!!!
Bernadette Jones
March 21, 2009
this ur cuzzin tykia dickens i luv u and miss u so much
tykia dickens
February 7, 2009
wuz up roc.i miss u a whole lot still.and i hope u and pop are haveing a lot of fun up there.because im missing u b good and i love u.ur cuz maurice.
maurice richardson
January 28, 2009
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with each family member of Rodney`s all year, but especially during the holiday season.
May knowing that people throughout the world have not forgotten your precious child brings some sense of peace to each of you.
May God bless you this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
Melodie Pooler
December 22, 2008
As the holiday season comes upon us, know that we as a people have not forgotten the victims of 911 and their families. May the holiday season somehow bring you joy and peace.
God bless.
Karen Williams
December 20, 2008
Dearest Lashawn,
You, Rodney and all of your loved ones have been in my thoughts and prayers since the first day your son was named publicly. All of you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers every day of my life. Forever in my heart.
Love and Respect,
Paula Hatin-St.Amour
December 19, 2008
Words can not express my deep sorrow, as I sit at my desk working, I just can not imagine what you went through and going through. My son at the time was also in Elementary and I can not even breathe when I read about the Children of 9/11 I know that God himself came down from Heaven to Hold each and every child. Please Keep your child smile and laughter in your heart and God will heal your HURT. I CAN NOT HOLD BACK MY TEARS........
December 18, 2008
It makes me so sad to see such a young face among the victims.
I am so sorry you had to be there during that awful crime, that was commited against humanity.

All my love x
Liam Moynahan
December 10, 2008
Such a handsome young man. His eyes are so full of everything good. I am sure our Heavenly Father has a special job for him. Otherwise, He would not have taken him.
November 18, 2008
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