Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 102nd White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

*Jada Pinkett Smith is remembering the life of Afeni Shakur following her death late Monday at age 69.

Jada developed an extremely close friendship with Afeni’s late son Tupac during their teen years in Baltimore, and the actress recalls her fondest memories of his mother in a May 3 post on her Facebook page: