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‘Your Presence Is Still Felt’: Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes Receives New Headstone From Family

This past April marked 17 years since Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the group TLC was killed in a car crash. And now her burial site is receiving a new headstone, which was shown by her family.

The headstone was designed by artist Tim Morris, who also goes by Cemetery Tim, and it was unveiled on Saturday at an event in Zillah, Washington.

Lopes’ mother Wanda was in attendance, as were Lopes’ siblings Ronald and Reigndrop Lopes.

The headstone shows a huge photo of the rapper that sits in the center, and it’s surrounded by several other pictures. And her lyrics from the 1995 TLC song “Waterfalls” are written at the bottom.

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from the group TLC received a new headstone, which was presented at an event in Washington state. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Inc. via Getty Images)

“I seen a rainbow yesterday / But too many storms have come and gone / Leaving a trace of not one God-given ray / Is it because my life is ten shades of gray / I pray all ten fade away,” it reads in part.

Then, underneath that, some of Lopes’ family members wrote personal messages to her.

“Hey sis, I want to thank you for always believing in me,” read one message. “You have taught me so much and I am still learning from you. Your presence is still felt and I will continue to spread your message and your legacy.”

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Other celebrities that Morris designed headstones for include N.W.A.’s Eazy E, who passed away from complications of AIDS in 1995, and the Death Row singer Nate Dogg, who died in 2011 after suffering two strokes.

Lopes was killed on April 25, 2002 in La Ceiba, Honduras, at the age of 30. Her sister Reigndrop and other people were also in the vehicle, but she’s the only one who didn’t survive.

The rapper’s funeral was held on May 2, 2002, which drew thousands, and she’s buried at Hillandale Memorial Gardens in Stonecrest, Georgia.

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