In 1933 my grandfather, Rev. A.R. Leak had a vision of opening his own funeral business after having realized that black people could not afford to bury their loved ones in a respectable manner. With the help of God, $500.00 that he earned as bathroom attendant at The Chicago’s World Fair and a $500.00 loan from my grandmother Dorothy, the A.R. Leak Funeral Home opened its doors at 4448 S. State Street in Chicago, IL.