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City Agencies Giving Proper Burials to People who were Homeless

Published by KYW Newsradio

Lester Ross was well known among the homeless community in Philadelphia. People who knew him said he had an infectious smile and an outgoing personality.

Ross died from COVID-19 in 2020, and it was discovered that his ashes were left unclaimed in the city morgue.

“We had a New Orleans-style celebration of Lester Ross’ life, and this was initiated by Michael Henson, because he had found out about Lester’s transition,” said Quibila Divine with Self Inc., a human services agency that runs homeless shelters and conducts outreach across the city.

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City agencies giving proper burials to people who were homeless


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