Services are set for two San Antonio legends who died this month, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Services for former Mayor Lila Cockrell, who died yesterday at the age of 97, are set for 10AM Thursday at Laurel Heights Methodist Church, located in the 200 blcok fo West Woodlawn. That will be preceded by a public visitation Tuesday evening between 6PM and 8PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North on Cherry Ridge.
Mission Park has created an on line guest book for people who want to pay tribute to Mayor Cockrell
A celebration of the life of jazz great Jim Cullum is set for tomorrow, August 31, at 2PM at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Musicians who played with Cullum will be at the event to participate in a 'musical sendoff,' as will Cullum's friends and family.
"Founded in 1963, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band performed on every continent, and in such celebrated venues as Carnegie Hall, the White House and the Kennedy Center. On Saturday, the journey will end where it began - on the San Antonio River - and all jazz musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments for jam sessions that will carry on during and after the ceremony," the Cullum family said in a statement.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made on Jim Cullum’s behalf to San Antonio Brass, P.O. Box 2552, San Antonio, Texas 78229, http://www.sabrass.org/, an organization that provides music education programming for young instrumentalists.
CULLUM PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY: JEFF SALZBURGER. COCKRELL PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY: CITY OF SAN ANTONIO