LA Times Visits Drive-Thru Funeral Parlor

Peggy Scott Adams is a Grammy Award nominated gospel singer. She is also the owner and operator of the Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton, a business she married into in the late 1990s and took over after her husband’s death in 2005.

Over the weekend, the LA Times shared a positive story about the business, established in 1974. The glass encased drive-thru viewing area was Adams’ late husband’s idea, an expansion of a video monitor concept he had seen in the south. According to the article, it’s the only such parlor in Southern California:

Drivers can get out of their car and sign a condolence book placed on a nearby pedestal. The article also quotes a neighborhood Reverend who just happened to be walking by, and “probably never would have known” about a former Compton councilwoman’s death if her body had been placed inside.