Ceretta Arlene Osborne, 61, of Chicago, formerly of Alton, Illinois departed this life Wednesday, November 28, 2012, peacefully while sleeping after a lengthy illness. She was born August 25, 1951 in Alton, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Violet M. Osborne and Commodore P. Johnson. Ceretta attended Alton Public schools, graduating with honors. She graduated from the University of Illinois
in Champaign, Urbana with a B.A. in Psychology. She worked as a Disability Processing Specialist for the Social Security Administration in Chicago for 31 years. Ceretta loved all children as her own and was an avid reader who enjoyed a good game of Scrabble. She was a generous philanthropist, loyal sister, aunt, friend, and outstanding colleague. Memorial visitation is Wednesday December 12, 2012 at the Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.