GSU celebrates the lives of fallen Tigers


I met Ha’Chelle at orientation of my freshman year. We had mutual friends which brought us extremely close. Chelle became one of my closest friends. We spent a lot of time together. I still find it hard to believe that she is not here with us, we were suppose to graduate together. Words can’t even express how much I miss her. I know she is in a better place and watching over me and the rest of our friends. I wish I could spend one last day with her and let her know how much I love her. Rest peacefully my love.

-Keara Hughes


It seems so unreal to be writing this letter to you. I don’t know what to say or where to begin. Friend, I miss you oh so much, the last time I saw you I said, “See you Thursday,” but who would’ve known that would be taken away from me. Nonetheless, I’m still thankful for the days we shared together and it won’t ever be the same without you. Continue to watch over me and know that I’m always thinking of you, I love you Chelle.

-Marrisa Newsome


I miss her so much, words can’t explain. I just wish I could go back in time and spend one last day with her. It’s still so unreal. Everyday I ask God why my friend had to leave me so soon and unexpected. I think about her every single day. I shared so many memories with her. I know she’s here with me in spirit now. I didn’t lose a friend, I gained an angel. 

-Paige Robinson 


Ha’Chelle Lynch came into my life as an angel. When I first came to Grambling, Chelle was one of my first friends. I grew close to her because of her smile, and she was so carefree. Chelle always had me if I needed anything, like when I didn’t have anything to eat, she would give me her noodles. You are really like a big little sister to me. I miss you and all the memories we shared. I will cherish them forever. I love you. 

-Jalen Ward