Services for civil-rights activist Willis Edwards set for this week
Memorial services for Willis Edwards, a civil-rights activist and political operative who led the Beverly Hills-Hollywood branch of the NAACP for many years, are planned for later this week in Los Angeles.
Edwards, who died July 13 at 66, will be remembered Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd. A celebration of life is planned for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd. The public is welcome.
Instead of flowers, donations can be made to Beverly Hills-Hollywood NAACP, ACT-SO, 1680 N. Vine St., Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
— Claire Noland
Photo: Willis Edwards in 2002. Credit: Los Angeles Times