Angelus Funeral Home Obituaries
Dear AIA: Please Acknowledge Us When We're Alive - CityLabMonday, March 06, 2017
With its parabolic arches and glass-encased center, it is truly a work of art.But I remember my father gushing about another Williams project, the Angelus Funeral Home; with the marble and the sun glistening against the golden paint throughout the façade, this gilded funeral home has been called the “Rolls-Royce of mortuaries.”“What’s so great about it?” I would ask my father as we passed it on the way to school. To me, it was just another building on Crenshaw Boulevard. He’d proudly say, “a black man made that.”Yet Williams’ money and talent could not buy him acceptance. Clients refused to sit next to him during meetings, so he taught himself to start drawing upside down. In a 1937 essay for American Magazine called "I Am a Negro," he wrote:Today I sketched the preliminary plans for a large country house which will be erected in one of the most beautiful residential districts in the world. Sometimes I have dreamed of living there. I could afford such a home. But this evening, I returned to my own small, inexpensive home . . . in a comparatively undesirable section of Los Angeles. I must always live in that locality, or in another like it, because … I am a Negro.I have Williams’ quote pasted on every Moleskine I own—not because I’m negative or an angry black woman. It is a reminder of the realities black people have endured throughout the history of the profession. It’s also encouraging; even with this overt racism, Williams still pushed and was a master in his craft.Back in December, I was ecstatic to read that Paul Revere Williams was awarded the Gold Medal from the American Institute of Architects, the most prestigious award in our field. But that happiness lasted only for a moment. Why couldn’t he be recognized when he was alive and practicing?A lot of black architects felt angry. Being publicly abandoned by our professional organization was too much to bear, especially given that, at the firm level, we are nearly always alone. Scroll down through any architectural firms’ website, go under the “Leadership” tab, and count the number of minorities you see.Monday, March 06, 2017
A former funeral home designated as historic at both a local and national level is about to get a new life as part of a modest affordable housing project in Historic South-Central. The Angelus Funeral Home was designed by noted and trailblazing architect Paul R. Williams; the business moved in the 1960s to a larger location on Crenshaw in Baldwin Hills, renovated by Wi...Monday, February 06, 2017
Jan. 31 at Oak Park Memorial Funeral Chapel.Crisoforo Moya Sr.BEEVILLE — Crisoforo Moya Sr. died Jan. 24, 2017. He was 94.A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at Angelus Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at Angelus Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Evangelico Cemetery.Larry W. OwenLarry Wayne Owen died Jan. 20, 2017. He was 66.Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at Alamo Heights Presbyterian Church in San Antonio.Charlie Marshall Funeral HomeDora P. PeñaDora P. Peña died Jan. 22, 2017. She was 87.A prayer service is at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Seaside Funeral Home Reid Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at Seaside Funeral Home Reid Chapel. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Park.Corpus Christi Funeral HomeBillie Faye PurswellBillie Faye Purswell died Jan. 12, 2017. She was 75.No services are planned.Seaside Funeral HomeSilvestra R. RamirezROBSTOWN — Silvestra Romo Ramirez died Jan. 23, 2017. She was 96.Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Jan. 27 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.Josefina C. RamosJosefina C. Ramos died Jan. 24, 2017. She was 89.Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Freer. Burial will follow in Los Peña Cemetery, La Rosita.Garza Funeral HomeGeorge V. Rodriguez Sr.ROCKPORT — George V. Rodriguez Sr. died Jan. 25, 2017. He was 81.Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass. Services will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home. Burial will follow in San Antonio de Padua Cemetery.Reynolfo G. TreviñoALICE — Reynolfo “La Yegua” G. Trevino died Jan. 24, 2017. He was 61.A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Roberson Funeral Home Chapel.Marion E. WilhiteBEEVILLE — Marion Ellis Wilhite died Jan. 24, 2017. She was 98.Services will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 at First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.Read or Share this story: http://callertim.es/2k6vxm0...Monday, January 16, 2017
Inomata Kingi said.Kingi will be buried in a double grave with his brother, Masao Kingi, in the same cemetery where his parents were buried.The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles. Burial will be Monday at Los Angeles National Cemetery.Advertisement...
Celebration of Life Set for Ernest W. Webb, Sr. - LasentinelMonday, December 05, 2016
Saturday, December 3, at 11a.m. at Messiah Baptist, 4500 West Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. Pastor Perry J. Jones will officiate.The viewing takes place on Friday, December 2, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles.Deacon Webb was born March 24, 1937. He was employed for 37 years with the Compton School District and served in a range of capacities including administrator at Dominguez, Compton and Caesar Chavez High Schools. “He was a role model for students and served as a father figure to many,” recalled his wife, Mrs. Katie Haire Webb.Actively involved in his church and community, Webb served as chairman of the Deacon Board at Messiah Baptist, president of the...