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Thelma Geneva Houston


1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Thelma Geneva Houston Obituary
It is with deep sadness and in loving memory that we announce the death of beloved daughter, wife, mother, friend and mentor Thelma Geneva Ford Houston who died November 27, 2017. The 10th child of Howard David Ford and Cora Lillian Ford (Handy), Thelma was born in Church Hill, Mississippi on February 22, 1923. Thelma had two children with husband, Arthur Houston, Jr. (deceased) and they established Crescent Insurance Agency followed by a real estate business that she continued to shepherd to the end. Thelma belonged to a number of organizations to which she devoted much of her time and resources including The Blue Ribbon Committee of the Music Center, The Children's Burn Foundation, The John Douglas French Alzheimer's Foundation, Founder's Church of Religious Science, Los Angeles Chapter Links Incorporated and the State Board of the California African American Museum to name a few. Thelma loved life, loved her family and friends and loved doing service for others. She was vibrant, engaged and planning for holiday festivities shortly before she passed away. Thelma's family and friends will miss the steady advice and encouragement she so willing gave to others, the mentorship she offered, her loving and kind spirit, her beautiful roses and her apple pies. There will be a viewing at Angelus Funeral Home on Friday December 8, 2017 from 2:00PM to 7:00PM. The funeral services will be held at Founder's Church of Religious Science, 3281 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, 90020 on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00AM.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 3, 2017
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