• Charles Spivey 1951–2018

    Charles showed up at the doors of Swedish Hospital with wet clothes and socks (no shoes).  He died of hypothermia November 19, 2018. Women in Black stood vigil for him. Charles’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Charles, please post a comment.

  • Nathan Lavere 1976–2018

    Nathan died January 8, 2018, at 41.  Women in Black stood vigil for him. Nathan’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.   If you have photos or memories of Nathan, please post a comment.    

  • Joseph “Reaper” McCommons-White 1980-2016

    From Lisa Etter-Carlson of the Aurora Commons: “Reaper was a father of two boys; he longed to be a good daddy to them. He prided himself in caring for his friends that lived on Aurora. He was a prolific writer and artist.  Reaper- we love you and will always always remember you. Promise.” Reaper’s grandmother is a congregant at Seattle First Baptist where his Memorial Service was held. Reaper’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Reaper, please post a comment. Featured Leaf November 2021  

  • Timothy Pratt 1959–2015

    Timothy was hit by a car near Harvard Market October 14, 2015.  Women in Black stood vigil for him November 11, 2015. Timothy’s Leaf is at Seattle First Baptist Church.  If you have photos or memories of Timothy, please post a comment.  

  • Seattle First Baptist Church

    Seattle First Baptist Church 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 Leaves placed October 24, 2021: • Nathan Lavere  1976–2018 • Timothy Pratt 1959–2015 • Charles Spivey 1951–2018 • Joseph “Reaper” McCommons-White 1980–2016 • Jonah Isaiah Dellinger 1989–2016

  • Richard “Random” Recktenwald 1950-2021

    Born Richard Recktenwald, his chosen name was Random Roads, and he was known in the community of Ballard Commons as “Mr. President.”  He is remembered for his love and care for his daughters, his granddaughter, his partner Bevin, and many, many others. From his daughter Melody: “He was the father of two girls, Melody and Trina, and a grandfather of River.  He loved playing and teaching music.  He was loud and had an unmistakeable voice.  He looked out for his family and community passionately.  He missed his love, Bevin, who died a couple of years before him.  He was sometimes challenging but had a huge heart.  He will be dearly…

  • Alisha Pillman 1992-2021

    From Alisha’s friend Rachelle: “I just found out from your post on Facebook [Homeless Remembrance Project on Facebook] that my friend Alisha Pillman passed away in February 2021.  Her birthday was April 13, 1992 and she died on February 2, 2021.  I would like for her to be remembered with a Leaf.  She was homeless in Seattle and Portland over the years. Alisha was QWOC [Queer Woman of Color] and I would like her Leaf to be on Capitol Hill, in a queer space.  I really appreciate that you do this work.  I was sad to find out through a google search and FB post, but the nagging feeling that…

  • Derrick Frost 1961-2019

    Derrick was a member of God’s Li’l Acre.  He was murdered on Lake City Way October 2019.  WHEEL/Women in Black stood vigil for him. From Pastors Melanie and Jonathan Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church: “A proud veteran, who was with us a very short time – before he was tragically killed on 33rd Ave. We remember his quiet strength, a gentle giant – who always brought kindness, engagement and friendship into God’s Li’l Acre.” Derrick’s Leaf is placed at Lake City Mini Park.  If you have photos or memories to share please post a comment.

  • James Favors 1997-2021

    James died in hospital, from a gunshot wound. Pastors Melanie and Jonathan Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church: “A young life ended too soon. Sharp witted and funny, carrying a slightly mischievous smile through his day. Dearly missed by Cordelia and his community of God’s Li’l Acre.” His Leaf is placed at Lake City Mini Park.   If you have photos or memories to share please post a comment.

  • John Leyden 1963-2020

    John died 11/20/20 of natural causes. Pastors Melanie and Jonathan Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church: “Over the 14 years that we knew John, we got to know a resilient man. He struggled, but he also worked hard for friends. Always eager to help, volunteer, work a side job – a quiet, thoughtful, gentle spirit.” His Leaf is placed at Lake City Mini Park.  If you have photos or memories to share please post a comment.

  • Anna Tomahawk Tailfeathers 1959-2021

    From Anna’s daughter, Kelly Ann: “When I found out she passed away on Facebook, I was really hoping she had made the post & it wasn’t real. If you knew her I think you’d agree that’s something she would do. She was only 61 years old, she couldn’t be gone. She just couldn’t be. She’s my mother and I need her here. But it wasn’t fake. She’s really gone. Those who knew Her, I’m sure will always remember her. I’m also pretty sure that if you knew her she made you laugh, made you mad, made you love her, made you cry & made you laugh again. All in one…

  • Samuel Black, Jr. 1961-2021

    Samuel was born 12/4/61 and died 4/21/21; he was found at 125th/Lake City Way. His Leaf is placed at Lake City Mini Park.  If you have photos or memories to share please post a comment.

  • Rainy Griffin 1967-2021

    Rainy died in Harborview Medical Center after being struck by a car in the 13300 block of Lake City Way.  https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/woman-dies-after-being-struck-in-lake-city-way/ From Pastors Melanie and Jonathan Neufeld, Seattle Mennonite Church: “A fierce advocate for herself and those experiencing homelessness. One of her self-appointed roles was to hold providers accountable – to provide the things they said they would, with equity and generosity. She wanted the best for all people experiencing homelessness, as daily life was already so hard. Her sudden passing was a shock to her friends and family.” Rainy’s Leaf is placed at Lake City Mini Park. If you have photos or memories to share please post a comment.

  • David Millette 1941-2020

    David died in hospital on 7/5/20 but had been homeless in Ballard for quite some time.  He was well-known and loved. David’s Leaf is at Ballard Library.  If you have memories or photos to share, please post a comment.