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Esther Rolle Memorial Set for Saturday

November 25, 1998

A memorial service for actress Esther Rolle is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at City of Angels Church of Religious Science, 5550 Grosvenor Blvd. Rolle, who is best remembered for her portrayal of the strong mother in the television sitcom "Good Times," died Nov. 17 at the age of 78.

The funeral will be conducted at the same time Saturday in Pompano Beach, Fla., Rolle's home town, at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Rolle's surviving brother, Isiah, and two sisters, Rosanna Carter and Zilpha Sawyer, of Florida, have asked that memorial donations be sent to the African American Chapter of the American Diabetes Assn., the Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla., the Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, the Jenesse Center in Los Angeles, or Marcus Garvey Elementary and Junior High School in Los Angeles.

Condolence cards may be mailed to Box 8986, Los Angeles, CA 90008.

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