Evangelist Israel had a high facility for artistic drawings, floral and architectural design. Given a kinder social landscape, she might have been the first Black woman to be employed in the aerospace, architectural or automotive design industries.
She was a fond collector of Egyptian artifacts. In her youth, she worked as a collector specializing in commercial law. This required good judgment, decision making and accuracy. She later worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a quality control officer, and belonged to Local 6.
In later life, she gave herself over to the work of evangelism and embraced her authenticity as a Hebrew. For her kind community service, she was given a Special Service Award from Terrace Convalescent Hospital as a stellar volunteer group leader.
Evangelist Israel’s remains were undertaken by Grissom’s Mortuary of San Lorenzo and are interred at Mount Eden Cemetery in Hayward. She received a formal Hebrew Khametic gravesite and Oceanside service by her daughter, Dr. Luticia Santipriya-Khonsu of New York City, who can be reached at Box 1442, Jackson Heights, NY 11372.