The Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County has commemorated the annual In Memoriam for the past several years, on December 21 (which has the longest night in the year) to remember those homeless individuals who passed away while living on the streets. In support of the progress that our community has made toward solving homelessness, the Coalition will be changing the event format in 2015.

The Coalition is planning to host this year’s In Memoriam service in a virtual format, listing the names of those who have passed away on our website (below) and also providing community members with shareable, digital content. This content will allow partner organizations, supporters, and other community members to conduct individual ceremonies and remembrances as their schedules and programming allows.

There are a number of ways you can get involved and donate in-kind goods and/or volunteer time in support of the In Memoriam:

  • Click here to view the Coalition’s compilation of partner organizations who have specific needs this holiday season.
  • Contribute to The Way Home’s Barrier Buster Fund to provide newly housed individuals with much needed household items.
  • View the list of The Way Home partner organizations and contact them to volunteer or get more information on how you can get involved.

For more information, contact Scot More at or at 832 531-6008.

Please visit our In Memoriam archive for lists from previous years.


To view the 2017 In Memoriam video, click here.

Abel Anderson
William Anderson
Donald Berry
Carl Brock
David Brown
Samuel Burns
Jessica Cain
Michelle Cheatham
Theodore Clark
Jeffry Cooper
John Davis
Oscar Dawkins
Gene Dozier
George Drawsand
Curtis Edwards
Rosa Flores
Douglas French
Weylie Gaines
John Groom
Gregory Hale
Klaus Hartl
Barbara Hettel
Connie Hollier
Joshua Holmes
Saw Htet
Milton Imes
Deborah Jones
Jay Lee
Wallace Lindsey
Pedro Lizazo
Juan Martinez
Earnest Maxey
Jackie McNeal
Norberto Melchor
Brandi Odom
James Pierce
Anthony Ross
Richard Sandoval
Marvin Saunders
Richard Scranton
Dorothy Simmons
Charles Smith
Larry Smith
Marcanthony Smith
Clarence Stallworth
Richard Stepp
Manuel Tejada
Charles Tieman
Michael Torres
Sandra Vasquez-Diaz
Floyd Weatherford
Terry White
Larry Williams