Viewing for criminal justice advocate Alicia Rasin takes place Friday

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Alicia Rasin’s life will continue to be celebrated Friday as a viewing is held for the city’s criminal justice advocate.

Last night, more than a hundred people attended a vigil in honor and remembrance of Rasin, who spent decades fighting violence in the city. The vigil was held at Jefferson Park, where Rasin on more than one occasion gathered crowds to hold vigils after acts of violence.

At last night’s vigil, dozens of people shared memories of Rasin and spoke of her love for Richmond.

“She was very well loved. She loved people and people loved her,” said Albertiaa Walker, Rasin’s sister. “It meant everything to her everything that she was about, everything that she did, she did it for others. She did more for others than she did for herself.”

The viewing and wake is today at OP Chiles Funeral Home.

Rasin will be laid to rest at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, Creighton Campus. The public is invited to attend. Click here to learn more.

Stay with 8News for continuing coverage of this developing story.

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