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Zakiyyah Amirah Halim

Zakiyyah Amirah Halim

January 9, 1962 - January 17, 2018

Zakiyyah Amirah Halim, also known as Lady Z, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Zakiyyah was born January 9, 1962 in Miami, FL to the late Georgia Ann and William Thomas. She was the youngest of nine children, three preceded her in death. Zakiyyah was educated in the Miami-Dade County Public School system, graduating from Miami Jackson Senior High in 1984. She then completed courses at Miami Dade College before attending and graduating from Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In 2008, she took on the occupation of Security Officer at the Port of Miami, which she truly enjoyed.

Zakiyyah accepted Al-Islam as her way of life and joined the community of Masjid Al-Ansar in 1993. She most enjoyed volunteering and serving within the community and with Clara Mohammed School of Miami. She was a member of the International League of Muslim Women, South FL Chapter.

Zakiyyah was a huge fan of cooking…specializing in soul food dishes. She also enjoyed spending time with family, participating in Ramadan each year, reading her Quran, praying, playing playstation 2 (specifically NBA 2K and Madden) and making jokes. She was a loving and caring person, a devoted mother, daughter, grandmother, sister and friend. She believed in putting others first. The highlight of her life was her brand new granddaughter, who she called Mari Doodle.

Zakiyyah leaves to cherish her loving memory her children, Haneef J. Young and Kamilah A. Young, Sisters, Willie Mae Sippio and Gail Byrd, Brothers, Ahmad H. Shadeed (Patricia), Frank Thomas, and Wayne Thomas Sr. (Lasharma), Granddaughter, Kamaria I. Miller, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Special note: *Zakiyyah was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Mae Ashton and Odessa Thomas, and brother, Dawud K. Rasheed.* 

Services by
Riyadh-Ul-Jannah Funeral Home

17551 NW 137th Ave, Hialeah Gardens

Viewing (Wake)

January 21, 2018, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM


17551 Northwest 137th Street, Hialeah Gardens, FL, United States


January 21, 2018, 1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Muslim Cemetery of South Florida

17551 Northwest 137th Street, Hialeah Gardens, FL, United States

Celebration of life

January 21, 2018, 3:00 PM-6:00 PM

Masjid Al-Ansar

5245 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL, United States

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    Mommy, I miss you so much!! Can’t believe it has been a whole year. I’m grateful that God chose you to be my mother. Your selflessness and huge heart were some of your greatest qualities. I miss your cooking, your smile, your laugh, your jokes, your kisses, your hugs, EVERYTHING. You had my back from beginning to end, and I had your front. I’m glad that we expressed our love for each other on a daily basis. My best friend, my better half, my heart. How do I go on without you? My heart feels like it’s broken into pieces... This void is so shallow. If I could just talk to you once more, maybe I would be okay. Rest In Peace, Queen Z. I love you.
    Kamilah Young Jan 20, 2019
    I'm Going To Miss You Lady Z My Favorite Girl
    Letekia Brown Jan 21, 2018
    A great lady has passed. I worked with Zakiyyah for 9 years at the port of Miami. She had a great personality and always greeted you with a smile. She will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
    Brian Halfhide Jan 21, 2018
    I want to share my condolences to the family and love one's. Ms. Zakiyyah Halim was a very nice friend. I met her @ work 5 years ago and she was always real aaa
    Marie CHERLINE MULLER Jan 21, 2018
    I want to give my deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. I can only imagine how you're feeling right now. Although I didn't your mother she was a beautiful woman and I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Latrell Morris Pace Jan 20, 2018