2014-05-28 - Please join us every 3rd Thursday of the month for Free Seminars on: "Necessary Conversations" to include the topics of Wills, Living Trust, Living Wills, Social Security Benefits, Funeral Services, Cemetery and Cremation arrangements, and insurance verification. The seminars will be held at: Woods-Valentine Chapel, 1455 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. The next seminar is Thursday, June, 19, 2014. The seminars will begin at 6:00 p.m. promptly. Family Service Specialist: Dr. Stella Spicer-Davis (323)893-3380 or Gail Valentine Taylor (626) 798-8941. We welcome all!
2014-03-25 - Please remember to go to our FACEBOOK page for updated information and articles.
2013-11-07 - Woods-Valentine Mortuary now has a Facebook page. Please visit our page, add comments, suggestions and be sure and "like" us. We strongly appreciate your support of our endeavors to inform, support and help the community. We will be featuring regular articles written by Gail Valentine Taylor for the Pasadena Journal Newspaper. These articles pertain to "Funeralwise". Again, remember to Like Us on Facebook.
2012-12-15 - Jimmy and Annie Mae Woods opened the doors of James Woods Funeral Parlor, December 15, 1928 in Pasadena, California. Please see "Our Heritage" page. Today, 84 years later the Woods-Valentine Mortuary is still a Black owned, 3rd generation family business in the San Gabriel Valley. Some 4 years after Fred and Arzella Valentine purchased the business from Uncle Jimmy's widow Annie Mae, the mortuary was re-named, Woods-Valentine Mortuary in 1958. Though the sacrifice has been great for the many families served over the years, the motto, "Our Aim is to be worthy of your confidence" continues to resonate to each family served throughout the 84 years. The third generation of the Woods-Valentine business, Janyce Valentine and Gail Valentine Taylor along with their parents continue to comfort, love, protect and respect all people who have come through the doors and put their trust in them. Thank you to the late James and Annie Mae Woods for their insight to the needs of the community in 1928 and to Fred, Arzella, Janyce and Gail for being the treasure you are today to all those you continue to serve. May God richly Bless you and the staff for many, many more years of service.