Brother Todd Elliott May
By Brother Walter
Los Angeles, CA
– Brother Todd Elliott May was born on September 25, 1970 in Vallejo, California. He entered Omega Chapter on May 19, 2007. He was the third child of Marshall O. May and Dr. Gloria Keyes May. Brother May attended University High School where he was a standout athlete and was named captain of the football team in his senior year.
After graduation from University High School in 1988, Brother May matriculated at Howard University in Washington, D.C. While at Howard, Brother May was a regular contributor to the “Hilltop”, Howard University’s acclaimed newspaper. Brother May graduated from the School of Communications at Howard University with a degree in Public Relations in 1992. Brother May immediately moved back to Los Angeles and soon began his life in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Brother May pledged Omega by way of Tau Tau Chapter in Compton, California on December 18, 1993. Brother May was devoted to Omega from the beginning.
As a member of Tau Tau chapter, Brother May served in the official roles of Vice Basileus (2002-2003) and Basileus (2003-2005). Brother May served as the
Chairman or member on various committees at the Chapter level to include: Reclamation and Retention, Social Action, Public Relations, Fundraising, Achievement Week, Voter Registration, Cultural Symposium, and Talent Hunt.
Brother May was honored as Tau Tau Chapter’s Omega Man of The Year, 2005. He served on committees at the District level including, Reclamation and was chosen to serve as
the 63rd Annual 12th District Marshal. He also served on the International Committee as Social Action - Vice Chairman (2004-06). Under his leadership, as a member of the Executive board of Tau Tau chapter (2002-2005), Brother May played an integral part toward the success of the Tau Tau Chapter which received the following awards, International Chapter of the Year 2002, 2003, 12th District Chapter of the Year, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
Brother May published numerous articles in the Oracle, the Tau Tau Chapter newsletter, and the Tau Tau Chapter Business Directory - “Spending Omega Dollars With Omega Men.” He was in regular attendance at the following events, Annual Chapter Summit Retreat, Annual Black Tie Gala, Annual MLK Day Parade Float, Annual Easter Carnival, Annual LA Area BB Que, Annual Compton Turkey, Giveaway, Diabetes Walk, Charles Drew Blood Drive, Watts Summer Games, Omega Sweetheart Night, Youth Leadership conference, Meals-on-Wheels, UNCF Walk-A-Thon, Revlon Breast/Cancer Walk, Florence Griffith Joyner Career Day, Aids Walk and Habitat For Humanity.
Brother May was baptized in 1993 at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. At the time of his passing he was a member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, FAME.
Brother May was an educator, entrepreneur and the ultimate Ambassador. He was a man of conviction who firmly believed in giving back to his community. He worked tirelessly for Omega and his zeal for life was arguably unparalleled. Even in his final hours, Brother May made time to attend Tau Tau Chapter’s general body meeting where he spoke so powerfully to those Brothers in attendance inspiring them about his vision for the 63rd Annual 12th District Meeting.
On the day of his passing, Brother May attended the UNCF Walk-A-Thon in the morning and Lambda Omicron Chapter’s Jazz Brunch in the afternoon and passed away a few hours later.
Brother May is survived by his loving wife, Shedonna, whom he often said was his anchor. He was employed with the Compton United School District and taught at the Elementary and Middle School level for twelve years. His final teaching assignment was with William Jefferson Clinton Elementary School.
A man of many achievements
After the Rev. Lewis Logan Sr. died on Aug. 6, his son, Lewis E. Logan II, wrote in his “A Farewell Tribute to ‘The Man’—My Father, Lewis E. Logan Sr.” that his father was a workaholic. He was out for a walk when death found him.
“Even at 71, he never missed a time to serve in the community or participate in union and immigrants rights rallies and marches, Omega Tau Tau chapter meetings, Community Day planning sessions at Power of Christian Love, CEC strategy meetings, Ruach church events, volunteering at the voting polls, proctoring bar exams, or organizing back-to-school community events, and most importantly, grandfather duties,” wrote Lewis E. Logan II, founder of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship in Los Angeles.
Logan Sr., a Baltimore, Md., native accepted the call to ministry at the age of 14, and preached his trial sermon on May 29, 1981, at the historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Baltimore.
He held a bachelor of arts degree from Morehouse College, a master of divinity degree Candler School of Theology, a master of theology from Emory University and a doctorate of ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.
Logan Sr. was remembered for his “scholastic acuteness” and the fact that he served as deputy to the treasurer in Maryland. He was also remembered as a devoted family man, among many other attributes.
At Ruach, he had served as CEO, financial officer and elder.
His wife, the Rev. Florence Logan, recalled of their early years starting out: “Although we had begun a family, we put our pennies together to pay his tuition to Morgan State College (University).” While at Morgan State, Lewis took the correctional officer’s exam and became one of the first Black corrections officers in Baltimore. Lewis graduated summa cum laude from Morgan State. He was given a full scholarship and entered New York University’s two-year master’s program majoring in marketing and finance.”
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Florence; three sons, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis E. (Sudonna) Logan II, Mr. and Mrs. John Kennedy (Keisha) Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. (Philomena) Logan; one daughter, Ms. Nicole Logan; a brother Mr. and Mrs. Alvin B. (Rose) Logan, and seven grandchildren.
Interment was at King Memorial Park in Baltimore.
Conrade Gamble II, a stuntman in dozens of action films and TV shows like The Amazing Spider Man, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, 24 and Alias, died July 12 of natural causes at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a friend reported. He was 45.
The Gulf War veteran served as a stunt double for Ving Rhames on such films as Sin (2003), Mission: Impossible III (2006) and Give’ Em Hell Malone (2009) and on the telefilms Little John (2002) and Football Wives (2007).
Gamble’s résumé also included work as a stunt coordinator, performer or double on the films XXX: State of the Union (2005), Takers (2010), The Green Hornet (2011) and Bolden!, an upcoming feature starring Anthony Mackie as ragtime cornetist Buddy Bolden, and the TV series The District, Crossing Jordan and Fastlane.
“He was a superstar, but he was humble,” said friend Kipling Wilson II, operations manager with Telepictures’ Mathis Productions. “I’d ask him how things were going and he’d say that things were slow, and then I’d hear he was in Spider-Man and G.I. Joe, and I’d say, “Oh, really?!”
The Chicago native and Howard University alum was a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, whose ranks include Bill Cosby, Steve Harvey, Michael Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal.
Survivors include his parents Marian and Charles Gamble, his sister Charma and his daughters Asia and Mya. A memorial service took place July 21 at the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City.
Brother Chris Tyas:
October 5, 1962 - November 14, 2002
Initiated Spring 1981--Nu Mu Chapter-University of the Pacific ( Graduated )
Financial with OMEGA every year since his initiation
Received his Masters Degree from UCLA
Tau Tau Chapter
Former Vice Basileus
Former Editor to the Oracle
Tau Tau Chapter Omega Man of the Year-Several times
Tau Tau Chapter Superior Service Award
Tau Tau Chapter Founders Award
12th District Omega Man of the Year
12th District Superior Service Award
Delegate to many 12th District Meetings
On numerous 12th District Committees
1996 Grand Conclave-Transportation Committee Chairman
Chapter Delegate to many Grand Conclaves
Dedicated man in his church!
Hard working professional at his work place!
Davis, Daniel Delson
March 2, 1931 - September 24, 2010
Daniel Delson Davis, Jr. was born on March 2, 1931 in Springfield, Massachusetts. He passed away on September 24, 2010 in Inglewood, California.
Dan graduated from Lincoln University in 1952 with a degree in Biology. While at Tuskegee he met and married Mildred Portia Sharp. He graduated from Tuskegee Institute School of Veterinary Medicine in 1956. He began his professional practice in Providence, RI, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.He and Portia moved to Los Angeles in 1958 where he initially worked for the State of California. He operated Slauson Avenue Animal Hospital until his retirement in 2005. They initially lived in the San Fernando Valley and later moved to Inglewood
He is predeceased by his parents Bishop Daniel Delson Davis, Sr. and his mother Evelyn Davis. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Mildred P. Davis, step daughters Gretchen and Natalie, son Daniel daughters Saundra and Joan He is survived by six grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10am on Saturday October 2, 2010 at Inglewood Mortuary 1206 Centinela Ave, Inglewood. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine, C/O Willie Burnett, 3320 Kresge Center, Tuskegee, AL 36088
Memo by Dr. Thomas Gibson
“Dr. Daniel Delson Davis, Jr., one of our Tau Tau Chapter Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity brothers passed. I hope some of our brothers can attend the
memorial service for him. He has been ill for some time and eventually had
to close his veterinary practice on Slauson in Los Angeles. We worked hard and was consistent in our efforts to get Tau Tau chapter
chartered. Afterwards we looked for perspective members. I was proud to bring in two
brothers, the late Dr. Herbert Robinson and our now deceased brother, Dr.
Davis. Dr. Davis was my classmate in veterinary school at Tuskegee Institute
School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, Alabama. In earlier years Tuskegee
was the only school that would allow veterinary training for Blacks.
Clearly many eyes were on our ability to succeed. Population wise there are
a few black veterinarians, now another one is gone.
A few years after graduation, Dr. Davis and I became roommates again in
California. We were both surprised to find that both of us had jobs with the State of CA
as Poultry meat inspectors.
He is married to Portia Sharpe Davis and has several children.
-Brother Thomas Gibson
Brother Michael Allen, Omega Chapter
February 9, 1955-May 13, 2010
Initiated Spring 1974, Upsilon Epsilon, Jackson State University.
The Service is Saturday, May 22nd.
Angel's Gate Park
3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Officiated by: Rev. Eddie Slack
Memorial Refresh and Replenish:
Home of Dr. Maurice Gross
3954 Ann Arbor Rd.
John Wesley Patton
Brother Patton, a founder of Tau-Tau Chapter "was initiated @ Indiana University in 1948. A 60 year Omega man."
He passed on 9/30/09 in Nashville, TN
His DoB: 11/21/24. He was initiated @ Indiana University in 1948. A 60 year Omega man...
His Omega Sweetheart (wife) Blanche passed on 5/18/2007
James Veal went to Omega Chapter on Saturday, March 19, 2005. He was 84 years old; he recently celebrated his birthday on December 26, 2004.
Bro. Veal joined Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. at the age of 67 years in 1988 through Omicron Beta Beta Chapter in Naples Florida. Yes, he was a neophyte at 67 and he was very proud that he was one of the oldest neophytes.
He was a financial member of Tau Tau Chapter Compton California for 2004 -2005
Bro. Veal was an Army officer in World War 2.
A former New York City police officer
Brother Veal loved Omega dearly. He enjoyed the fellowship of the brotherhood, the friendship, and he loved to see and hear the good things the fraternity was doing.
He was a brother you can always count on in sickness and in health.
As a true Omega man you could always count on him asking how are the bros. doing? Are we doing what we say we are going to do? How are the ladies treating the bros.?
Or you can hear him saying, we need to do better as Omegas, we need to let our positive works and actions speak for us, we need to bring in quality people, we need to repledge some bros., we need to have fun.
He had a great mind and could recall vividly things that happened fifty years ago.
He read continuously and was very clear on his opinions of current events, as well as the historical connections to the past and the connections to the future of modern day decisions. Here's wishing him well in Omega Chapter