Celebration of Life Archives - Los Angeles Sentinel
Services Scheduled for Henry ‘Hank’ Clark, Jr.,
November 26, 2015
He was an entrepreneur and among the first African-American McDonald’s franchise owners in Los Angeles Observances are scheduled this week for Henry Clark, Jr., who in 1969 became one of the first African-Americans to own and operate a McDonald’s franchise in the Los Angeles Crenshaw District. ... read more »
Frederick Arnold McNeill
November 12, 2015
(May 6, 1952 – November 3, 2015) Frederick Arnold McNeill, Esq. was born in Durham, North Carolina on May 6, 1952. He was the seventh of nine children born to Robert H. ... read more »
Derrick Gilbert aka Poet D-Knowledge, Dies at 45
November 12, 2015
Writer/Performer Dr. Derrick Gilbert, PhD, a/k/a poet D-Knowledge, lost his battle with liver disease on Sunday morning, November 1, 2015.  He was 45. Straddling the worlds of entertainment and academia, ... read more »
Dorothy Dell Morrison-Gordon
November 5, 2015
Dorothy Dell Morrison-Gordon was born April 5, 1926 in Mexia, Texas to loving parents Frank Morrison, Sr. and Rozella Hamilton-Morrison. Her mother, Rozella transitioned when she was 5 years old and she was raised by Christina Morrison affectionately known as “Mother Dear.” She was the 4th of 6 children. ... read more »
Jacqueline Sarah Dickerson Hutt Hickman
November 5, 2015
  Jacqueline Sarah Dickerson Hutt Hickman was born on December 29, 1927 to Ruth Jeannette Shelby Toliver Dickerson and James Gerald Dickerson. Jacqueline graduated from Los Angeles High School where she sang in the choir and was crowded the Queen of the Fretilli Club. ... read more »
Alexander C. Poinsett
November 5, 2015
Alex Poinsett died peacefully Friday, October 23, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Chicago, IL. He succumbed to declining health stemming from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 89 years old. ... read more »
I am Sandra Bland
August 5, 2015
Sandra Bland is described as an advocate for justice who had embraced her purpose to fight racism. She is described as a sister who knew her rights. She was well-educated, assertive, and a resource for her people. She was dragged out of her car for failing to signal a traffic lane change because Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Brian Encinia chose to abuse his power and violate her rights, because he could. ... read more »
Dudley Williams Dances Into Sunset
June 11, 2015
Dudley Williams (Courtesy Photo of The Ailey School) Accomplished and talented dancer, Dudley Williams, of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan on Sunday. ... read more »
In Loving Memory of Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard
May 28, 2015
Gwendolyn Theresa Houlemard June 23, 1932-May 21, 2015 Gwendolyn Theresa Romain was born and grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a gentle spirit, a resourceful and brilliant woman of many talents who loved everyone. ... read more »
Brad Pye III Succumbs; He was the son of sports pioneer Brad Pye Jr.
May 20, 2015
The son of legendary Black journalism pioneer Brad Pye III has died. Pye III succumbed on May 17, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 61. He was the son of former Los Angeles Sentinel Sports and Managing Editor and radio broadcaster Brad Pye Jr. ... read more »
Ann Shaw, Trailblazing LA Civic Leader, Passes Away
May 14, 2015
Ann Shaw  Ann Shaw, a petite powerhouse who accumulated an impressive series of ‘firsts’ as an African American woman, passed away on May 5.  She was 93 years old and a resident of Lafayette Square in the Mid-City District of Los Angeles. ... read more »
Obituary: Janell McClain
March 5, 2015
Sister Janell McClain Though she was born Janell Newton in El Dorado, Arkansas in 1953, Janell McClain was more affectionately known as Jan. Her parents, Luchel A. ... read more »
Roy Evans Remembered as a Community Advocate
January 15, 2015
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1931, Roy Evans was raised by his mother, grandmother and Aunt Mariah. His father, William Evans, died when he was 5 months old.  ... read more »
2014 Sunsets
January 4, 2015
January James Avery Georgia B. Mack Etta Seamster-McMahan Ella Mae Earnest Melvin Jones Leola Sudduth Kennedy John Robert Ramsey February Chokwe Lumumba Dr. Ophelia DeVore (Mitchell) Betty Jean Mays Peggie Rose Wright Morris Turner Gregorio Mejia-Martinez Ester Delgado Leticia Ibarra Jessica Jasmine Mejia Olivia Culbreath Maya Louise Culbreath Kristin Melissa Young Elder Ernest D. ... read more »
Home Going for Roy Evans
December 11, 2014
The family of Roy Evans would like to announce his home going service. It will take place Thursday December 12, at 11:00 am from 1:00 pm-7:30 pm at Angelus Funeral Home(3740 Don Felipe Drive Los Angeles). ... read more »
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