Remembering LeFrancis Arnold

LeFrancis-Arnold_2012LeFrancis Arnold was a licensed real estate broker for 36 years and a member of organized real estate for the last 35 years.  Arnold served as president of the Los Angeles County Board of REALTORS®  (LACBOR) in 2008, and was the first appointed large Board NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® representative for the Rancho Southeast Association of REALTORS® in 2006.  He was first appointed C.A.R director in 1994 and was named REALTOR® of the Year by his local association in 1979 and 2008.  Arnold served on numerous C.A.R. committees at the leadership level including the Executive Committee, Strategic Planning and Finance, Housing Opportunity, Housing Affordability Fund, Real Estate Finance, Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity, and CREPAC.  Active in his community, Arnold served as chairman of the Lynwood Economic Development Committee and was currently on the board of the Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate.

A  former defensive lineman for the Denver Broncos, Arnold followed his mother, Evelyn, into the real estate business in 1976.  Arnold became a broker the following year and a general contractor in 1979. Together, he and his mother built Excellence Realty and All Communities Escrow Services, Inc.  Most recently, Arnold was a candidate for California State Assembly, 62nd District.

Arnold is survived by his mother, Evelyn; wife, Sheryl; two sons, Jason and LeFrancis II; and two grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:


Viewing: Noon to 5:00 P.M.

Inglewood Park Cemetery Chapel
3801 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, California 90305


Viewing: 9:00 A.M to 10:00 A.M.

Service begins at 10:00 A.M.

Faithful Central Bible Church
321 North Eucalyptus Avenue
Inglewood, CA  90302
(Parking lot off Florence Avenue)  

Immediately following the service, guests are invited to a short graveside Internment or guests may go directly to The Proud Bird Restaurant for a “Celebration of LeFrancis’ Life”.


Inglewood Park Cemetery
3801 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, California 90305

Celebration of LeFrancis’ Life:
The Proud Bird Restaurant
11022 Aviation Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90045

In Lieu of Flowers, contributions may be made to:

C.A.R.  Scholarship Foundation or C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund   

Checks  are payable to:

C.A.R. Scholarship Foundation or C.A.R. Housing Affordability Fund
c/o LeFrancis Arnold Memorial Fund

Mail checks to:

525 S. Virgil Avenue
L.A. CA 90020

To use a credit card, C.A.R. Staff will assist you and email a receipt.



Sheryl Turner-Arnold
3307 W. 78th Place
Los Angeles, CA. 90043

Evelyn Arnold
415 Old Ranch Road
Seal Beach, CA 90740




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I am a lifelong Inglewood resident living in District 4. I serve on PTA and School Site Council as Vice-President, for the last 8 years with Inglewood Unified School District. I volunteer on the Wellness Committee for ICEF Public Schools. I am an alumni of California State University, Dominguez Hills with a degree in Political Science. You can find me on Twitter under @CreoleMommie

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