Dolla Laid To Rest
Slain Konvict Muzik recording artist Dolla was buried in Atlanta Saturday afternoon (May 23) in a traditional Muslim ceremony, a friend of the young rapper told AllHipHop.com.
Hundreds gathered at Word of Faith Love Center to pay their final respects to 21-year-old Roderick Anthony Burton Jr., affectionately called Buck by his friends and family.
In keeping with the Janazah ceremony used by the Muslim faith to pay homage to the dead, several friends and family were dressed in traditional white attire.
Dollas body was wrapped in a cream-colored sheet.
The funeral was held in keeping with Dollas wishes. His cousin, rapper Scrapp DeLeon, told Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL-TV that Dolla once told him that he did not fear death and when it came he wanted people to wear white and celebrate his life.
Scrapp, born Wilbert Robinson, was with his cousin at the time of the shooting that took his life on May 18 at the Beverly Center.
Atlanta-area music promoter Aubrey Berry, 23, has been charged with Dollas murder and is currently being held on $5 million bond.
On Friday (May 22), fans, friends and family gathered at Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta for Dollas wake.
Among those present were his Konvict Muzik labelmate Ray Lavender, Smallville actor Sam Jones III, and Oneika El-Amin, who works closely with the Konvict family and had known Dolla since he was 16.
El-Amin told AllHipHop.com she was shocked by how beautiful the young man looked in preparation for his final resting place.
I even Tweeted about it, said El-Amin, who shared with her followers at the time that he looks like a Handsome Prince, wrapped in a white sheet & a beautiful garb on his head.
Roderick Dolla Burton was buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.