lillian-mobley_web.jpgLOS ANGELES — South Los Angeles activist Lillian Mobley, who advocated for better education, transportation, healthcare and other public services for the community, has died.

Her son Kenneth Mobley said his mother died July 20 at Centinela Medical Center in Los Angeles from natural causes. She was 81.

Mobley was part of a group who spearheaded the fight to bring a hospital to South Los Angeles residents after the 1965 Watts riot. The result was Martin Luther King Hospital, later known as Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center.

Kenneth Mobley said his mother also was instrumental in the opening of the Charles Drew Medical School which opened doors for African Americans and other minorities to train in the health care field.

Funeral services were  scheduled for  Friday,  July  29  in  Los Angeles.

Photo: Lillian Mobley