‘He was a great dad’: Slain Pct. 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins remembered as a loving father, husband
Harris County Constable Precinct 4 Deputy Kareem Atkins, who was <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/10/16/harris-county-pct-4-deputy-killed-2-others-injured-after-possible-ambush-at-a-bar-in-north-houston/" target="_blank">shot and killed in mid-October</a> in an ambush outside a north Houston bar, will be laid to rest Monday.
Cameron Burrell funeral information: University of Houston releases visitation, funeral service details
The Visitation and Celebration of Life services for <a href="https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/08/10/former-university-of-houston-sprinter-ncaa-national-champion-cameron-burrell-has-died-at-age-26-uh-says/" target="_blank">Cameron Burrell</a> are now set for the former University of Houston sprinter and NCAA national champion who died Monday.
Haitian president’s hometown holds funeral amid violence
The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has been briefly interrupted by nearby gunfire and tear gas as well as agitated supporters that caused U.S. and U.N. officials to leave before his widow spoke publicly for the first time since the attack.
Consumer alert: Scammers targeting relatives of COVID-19 victims
Scammers are targeting the relatives of people who died from covid-19. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the con artists are claiming to offer help with funeral expenses, reaching out to people by phone, email and text message.
Funeral held for Houston police Officer Ernest Leal Jr., first HPD officer to die from COVID-19
HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department and family paid their final respects to Ernest Leal Jr., a senior officer who died after battling COVID-19 for several weeks. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the service was reserved for family, friends, HPD staff and those who knew Leal. He served as an HPD officer since August 1984, serving more than three decades with the North Patrol Division. The 35-year department veteran is the first HPD officer to die from COVID-19 and the fifth line-of-duty death within the past 12 months. Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nine municipal employees, three Houston firefighters, and one Houston police officer.
Family, colleagues pay respects to Sgt. Harold Preston at funeral
HOUSTON – Family, friends and colleagues honored a fallen Houston police sergeant Thursday. Harold Preston was killed in the line of duty last week while responding to a domestic disturbance. Harold Preston? READ: Fiancee of fallen HPD Sgt. Harold Preston: ‘He can’t take away my memories’
Public invited to say goodbye to Sgt. Harold Preston during visitation
HOUSTON – The City of Houston is honoring a fallen Houston police sergeant. Sergeant Harold Preston was killed in the line of duty last week responding to a domestic disturbance call near NRG Park. The viewing is from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.RELATED: Fiancee of fallen HPD Sgt. Harold Preston: ‘He can’t take away my memories’On Saturday, Oct. 31, the department will motorcade with the family through the city of Houston so Houstonians can say a final goodbye to their fallen hero. Preston was killed in the line of duty while responding to a disturbance call on Tuesday.
Baby Nick to be laid to rest this week, per released funeral arrangements
HOUSTON – The funeral for 10-month-old baby Nick Torres has been set for this upcoming week, according to the Facebook page. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at the Compean Funeral Home at 2102 Broadway Street in Houston. Following the memorial, the child will be laid to rest at the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in southeast Houston. The hospital pushed to take the child off life support after they ruled the child brain dead on September 30. However, the family filed several appeals to keep the child on life support because his heart was still beating.
Meet Houston’s only certified grief therapy dogs, Axl and Izzy
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. HOUSTON – The Carter-Conley Funeral Home is a family owned and operated funeral home in Houston that was established in 1992. What really sets them apart from other facilities are their two certified therapy dogs, Axl and Izzy. The Carter-Conley Funeral Home is Houston’s only funeral home to have these loving grief therapy dogs on staff, that families who come in can turn to in a time of need.
HPD officer who died 2 years after ‘freak accident’ laid to rest
HOUSTON – Senior Officer Jerry Flores was honored Wednesday at a funeral at St. Ignatius Catholic Community Church, nearly one week after he passed away. Flores died Thursday, after over two years of fighting to recover from a critical injury caused by a “freak accident” at a golf course in April 2018. The injury left him comatose for more than a week, but awoke and fought to live until his death last week, said Flores' friend Ray Hunt. “…I will always remember his smile, always remember his great sense of humor and a blessing he was part of my life.”The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ignatius Catholic Community Church at 7810 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Flores laid to rest at Earthman Resthaven at 13102 North Freeway following the funeral.
Documents outlines law enforcement’s strategic plans, which included snipers, during George Floyd’s burial in Pearland
PEARLAND – Months after George Floyd was laid to rest in Pearland, law enforcement agencies have released its detailed plan and law enforcement presence during the procession. The documents also outlined an incident action plan that included the authorization of deadly force. Still, some were upset by the specifics of the plans and large turn-out by law enforcement. Pearland police argue the plans met the moment. The NAACP of Brazoria County also reacted to details outlined in the documents.
Memorial and funeral to be held for Tommy Searcy, Houston firefighter who died from coronavirus
HOUSTON – Family and colleagues will mourn an 18-year Houston Fire Department veteran who died from battling coronavirus for weeks. Searcy, 45, died from COVID-19 complications Sept. 8 after a months-long battle with the virus. Visitation for Searcy will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at Champion Forest Baptist Church. Leroy Lucio became the first member of the Houston Fire Department to die from coronavirus-related complications. In early August, Peña announced that 50-year-old firefighter paramedic Jerry Pacheco had also died from coronavirus complications.
Remembering Vanessa Guillen: These are some of the most poignant moments from her funeral services
Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020. Image captured at the remembrance services for Vanessa Guillen on Aug. 14, 2020.
WATCH: Moments from Houstons tribute to Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen
HOUSTON Houston paid tribute to Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen in a memorial service Friday. Public events honoring Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen started at 10:50 a.m., according to a schedule posted on social media. At 10:50 a.m., there was a Veterans Memorial cruise that went on until noon. At noon, the open memorial service began at the Cesar E. Chavez High School Auditorium. Here are some of the moments from her service.
Here are 10 songs played to remember Vanessa Guillen during her remembrance services
HOUSTON Fridays memorial service for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen brought cherished memories and significance to her family and guests. Dreaming of You - SelenaOne of Selenas most popular hit was played during a slideshow before the memorial service started at noon Friday, showing photos of Vanessa with family members and friends. Hallelujah - Rufus WainwrightOriginally from Rufus Wainwright, this song was performed by Christina Wells during the memorial service. Entre Tus Manos - Ray ReppThis final song is actually a message of thanks to the Guillen family.
‘They ruined everything': Houston funeral home puts wrong body in casket, family says
“He gave us his all, so we wanted to give him everything, perfect.”The day of the funeral arrived at Santana Funeral Directors, and the family said the casket was late. “They ruined everything.”Photos taken at the funeral show a man who is not Cordova wearing his special Mexico soccer jersey. “It almost felt like a really mean joke,” Natividad Cordova Junior said. Close to two hours later, the body of Natividad Torres Cordova arrived, but the family said his body was not prepared for a service. The family plans to file a lawsuit against the funeral home in the future, once they find an attorney.
Memorial service details for Houston firefighter Jerry Pacheco released
HOUSTON Memorial service details for Houston firefighter paramedic Jerry Pacheco have been released. The Memorial service is Saturday, Aug. 8 starting at 11 a.m. at Houston First Baptist Church, located at 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77024. Firefighter Pacheco entered the department in January of 2004 and was currently assigned to Station 101, in the Kingwood Area. He is the second HFD firefighter to pass away due to complications from COVID-19. Pacheco leaves behind two sons, one of whom is a Houston firefighter.
TSU announces full scholarship for George Floyd’s daughter, Gianna
HOUSTON – On the day Houston-native George Floyd was laid to rest, Texas Southern University sought to honor his memory by granting his daughter, Gianna with a full scholarship to study at the university. “The Board (of Regents), in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship to Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna,” the university announced in a press release. “TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the University." Albert H. Myres, the chairman of the TSU Board of Regents said that Floyd’s legacy would be strengthened by the offer of an educational pathway for his daughter. “We know the value of an education in the pursuit of solutions and generational progress,” Smith said in the release.
Watch: The emotional video montage of George Floyd’s life during funeral service
HOUSTON – An emotional video montage was shown of George Floyd’s life during funeral service. Photos and videos showed Floyd with family and friends while he was alive. The montage also showed murals of Floyd, marches where thousands of protesters demonstrated their frustrations with police brutality against black people and the outrage surrounding Floyd’s death. Warning: One of the images in this montage features a person making an obscene gesture. Viewer discretion is advised.
15 powerful videos you need to see from George Floyd’s funeral in Houston
HOUSTON – George Floyd’s death captured the attention of the world. On Tuesday, all eyes were on Houston as Floyd was honored in a final service before he was laid to rest next to his mother. Family and friends remember George FloydGrammy-winner Ne-Yo gets emotional during his performance at George Floyd’s funeralPhoto and video montage shown at George Floyd’s funeralA Jack Yates alum reads moving poem during funeral service“My Soul’s Been Anchored” is performed at George Floyd’s funeralCivil rights leader, Rev. William Lawson honors life of George FloydPastor Ralph Douglas West speaks at George Floyd’s serviceNakitta Foxx performs powerful rendition of “We Offer Praise"Rep. Al Green presents George Floyd’s family with flag and resolutionPeople give praise, honor George Floyd during performance of “For Every Mountain”Dray Tate performs “A Change is Gonna Come” while an artist paints a portrait of George Floyd. Mother of four shares why this historic moment is personal, important for herGeorge Floyd’s casket is walked out of the church following moving service.
PHOTOS: See emotional images of Tuesday’s funeral for George Floyd
Hundreds are gathering to honor the life of George Floyd, 46, who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25 in Minneapolis. Memorial services were held in Minneapolis and in Raeford, North Carolina last week before Floyd was brought back to his hometown of Houston. On Monday, hundreds of Houstonians and travelers lined up to pay their respects to Floyd at a public viewing held at The Fountain of Praise Church. An invite-only funeral for family and guest is being held there on Tuesday. Following the service, Floyd will be laid to rest beside his mother at Houston Memorial Gardens in Pearland.
Procession and parking information for George Floyd’s private funeral Tuesday
His private funeral is set for 11 a.m. on June 9 at the Fountain of Praise Church (13950 Hillcroft Ave. in Houston). Floyd’s procession will be escorted by the Houston Police Department into Pearland following the funeral. Pearland city officials expect Floyd’s body to arrive in Pearland at Houston Memorial Gardens located at 2426 Cullen Blvd. Floyd will travel the last mile of the funeral procession in a horse-drawn carriage. At this time, officials said it is nearly impossible to estimate how many attendees will be in Pearland to view the procession, following the private funeral service.
Everything you need to know about George Floyd’s private funeral Tuesday
Previously, memorial services were held for Floyd in Minneapolis and in Raeford, North CarolinaHere’s everything we know about George Floyd’s Houston memorial and funeral service planned this week. George Floyd’s private funeral service TuesdayWhat time is the funeral service? The private funeral service will be held at The Fountain of Praise church at 13950 Hillcroft Ave in Houston. Only family and invited guests are permitted to attend the private funeral service Tuesday. KPRC 2 will provide a special live stream of his funeral services beginning at 11 a.m.Where will George Floyd be buried?
Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski remembered as humble, honorable and humourous
HUMBLE, Texas – Bagpipes belted “Amazing Grace” on Thursday to begin the funeral of Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski. Family, friends and fellow deputies gathered at the First Assembly of God in Humble to remember Scholwinski, who worked for the Sheriff’s Office for decades. Scholwinski was remembered as a faithful, humble and honorable man who liked to make people laugh. Raymond Scholwinski, HCSO deputy who died after contracting COVID-19Scholwinski’s daughter, Brandi DeLane Scholwinski, said she and her father had an unbreakable bond.
A man who drove a school bus for 55 years will be laid to rest in a school bus casket
For 55 years, residents of his small town of 1,170 trusted him to bus their children to and from school. He was a school bus driver from 1949 to 2005. It's painted yellow with black hinges, with the same lettering that appeared on Davis's 1949 school bus. The model is fitting for long-time drivers: Another bus driver of 50 years, David Wright of Tennessee, was laid to rest in a school bus-styled casket in August. If he couldn’t have the service inside of a school bus, his casket may be the next-best thing.
Cremation has replaced traditional burials in popularity in America and people are getting creative with those ashes
Cremation became the top choice in 2015 and has been climbing in popularity ever since. "Cost is a driving factor," said Mike Nicodemus, licensed funeral director and vice president of cremation services for the NFDA. Today, practicing Catholics are allowed to choose cremation; however, the church still wants a ceremony and for the ashes to be buried, not scattered. Fewer people consider themselves religious today than in the past, lessening the need for a traditional funeral in a church. Or for no extra money at all, you can ask your loved ones to scatter your ashes on the beach.
Navy vet's mom denied visa to attend son's funeral in U.S.
Navy vet's mom denied visa to attend son's funeral in U.S. When a U.S. Navy veteran died at the age of 22, his mother was thousands of miles away in Vietnam. Her requests for a visa to attend her son's funeral in the U.S. were denied both times. Luke Jones of CBS affiliate WREG-TV reports from Blytheville, Arkansas.cbsnews.com