The news is a buzz about the death of Medicine Man/Activist, Native American Choctaw, Rexdale Henry, 53, who passed under suspicious circumstances in a Neshoba County jail in Philadelphia, MS, but for those of us who knew him, he was simply known as friend.
Always soft spoken, and kind, I usually ran into Rexdale as I was arriving at work and he was leaving. I could always count on him for a friendly smile, and a big "Hey" when we passed each other.
To know Rexdale was to love Rexdale. He was one of those people who easily found his way into peoples hearts.
Trying to imagine what could have happened to him in a Neshoba County jail is incomprehensible, because no answer will ever satisfy the human longing to know "Why?"
Murder? Why would anyone ever want to hurt a kind soul like Rexdale. Suicide? No way! He was not the type person to take his own life, much less after only 3 days in jail for some old fines.
On the day of his death, July 14, 2015 around 12:00, as I walked in the door at work, I was thrown for a loop when I went to my locker and there was a Dragonfly hanging from my lock.
Folklore says the Dragonfly carries the energy of the deceased.
One of the table game supervisors came along and gently removed the Dragonfly from my lock, and I thought, "How weird for a Dragonfly to be inside a Casino, hanging from the lock on my locker.
Then I got the news that totally shocked me. Rexdale Henry had passed that morning, and as the murky details of his death began to make their way around, we were all left with a feeling something wasn't right.
Again, as I went to break, the Dragonfly flew at me, and also at my friend JJ. She said, "I feel like that is from Rexdale."
Although a Dragonfly holds no significant meaning to Native American Choctaws; Like Rexdale's death, the Dragonfly hanging from the lock on my locker seemed to be saying; something is amiss, unanswered, underneath the surface, waiting to be discovered, but what, and why?
I felt like there was a message; "You have a key to the lock, find out what happened to me, find justice for me", but as I sit here looking for answers, I realize none of them will give me peace.
It is said when you see a dragonfly you are to look for a deeper meaning; the message of the Dragonfly is in keeping with the kind of person Rexdale was, and as his family waits on autopsy results, I think this is a message Rexdale would want to leave all of us with.
Excerpt from: http://eringorney.hubpages.com/hub/The-Dragonfly-and-its-Symbolic-Meaning.
Also means: be aware of falsehoods, deceit, and those speaking untrue and misleading words.
You can join his Facebook page: Justice for Rexdale W. Henry
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