Thursday, November 17, 2011
RIP Minister Lois Bates
As soon as I find out about the homegoing service arrangements I will post them on the blog for people who wish to pay their last respects to her.
I had the pleasure of trading e-mails and chatting with her at various times back in the 2K's but we'd unfortunately never had the opportunity to formally meet despite the fact I was only five hours from her during my time as a Da Ville resident..
There is a story about her on The Body's website that you may wish to peruse in terms of getting to know a little about this remarkable lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
Another one of the people who helped build our African-American trans community has been called home.
Rest in peace, Minister Lois Bates. .
TransGriot Note: Thanks Helena Bushong for e-mailing me another story about Lois. It's a huge loss for the Chicago community and all of us.