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Memorial Services For Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Artisha Polk
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The family of Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr., a Fallen Rattler, today announced the memorial services to honor and celebrate the life of the esteemed surgeon.

The services will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Parking at the Cathedral is limited.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in his honor, to benefit medical students in need who matriculate at the Howard University College of Medicine.

For more information on how to make a contribution to Dr. Leffall’s legacy fund, please visit: (

To honor Dr. Leffall's legacy at Florida A&M University, you may contribute to the endowed scholarship fund that he and his family established in memory of Dr. Leffall's parents. Please donate at

Dr. Leffall was born on May 22, 1930 on the campus of what was then Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College (FAMC). He grew up in Quincy, Florida, completed high school at the age of 15 and graduated from FAMC summa cum laude three years later in 1948. He was just 18.

A giant in the field of Medicine and in the community, Dr. Leffall was distinguished as an internationally acclaimed oncologist, surgeon, medical educator, civic leader, and mentor to many.

Dr. Leffall was a life member of the FAMU National Alumni Association, Inc. (FAMU NAA) and a member of the FAMU NAA Washington, DC Chapter.

In 1997, he and his wife, Ruth, and sister, Dolores C. Leffall, donated $350,000 to FAMU to create the Martha J. and LaSalle D. Leffall Sr. Endowed Scholarship in honor of his parents. The need-based scholarship is for Florida residents, preferably from Gadsden County.

Read more about Dr. Leffall at

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