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Roy 'thought he was in Fiji'

Torika Tokalau
Friday, June 27, 2014

ROY must have really thought he was in Fiji, says his mother Sereima Ravana.

Roy Ravana Jr, a former Marist Brothers High School student and Coca-Cola Games gold medallist, died on June 9 when he tried to help another person who had been shot during a drive-by in Sacramento.

"My son is caring. He loves people and is always there to defend his friends or anyone that he sees is in trouble," Mrs Ravana said.

"And he is daring, he would never stop to think about himself. He did exactly what we knew him to do in that situation which got him killed. He really must have thought he was in Fiji."

Mrs Ravana said her son was always positive and anything he did was for the betterment of everyone around him.

"He never saw a problem as a problem, he only sees the positive and he tries to do his best. I believe in my heart that my son tried to do that that day. I can't get over how he was shot but I am rest assured my son has gone to a better place."

She said her fondest memory of Roy Jr was how he always joined her in prayer and fasting.

"Though Roy is a happy go lucky kid, he was always praying and fasting with me, even when he was out in the US he would call me and tell me Mum, please pray for me.

"He is a very practical person, he doesn't go around telling people that he is a Christian but what he does and says speaks volumes of the Christian values that have been instilled in him."

The funeral service for Roy Jr will be held at Lambert Hall tomorrow.

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