Staci Williams ForTe

photo Staci Williams ForTe, beloved wife of Charles ForTe (deceased), daughter of Sylvester (deceased) and Kate Moore. Cherished sister of James (deceased), Jessie Moore Blakely (deceased), Shaun, Sonny, Thomas, David (deceased), Michael, Eric, Joseph, and Nathaniel. Staci died on July 17th, 2013 in Springfield, Illinois. In addition to her immediate family, she will be missed by her extended family including nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Staci was a companion and baby nurse to many families on the North Shore of Chicago, but to define her by her profession, at which she excelled, would not capture her essence. She was a dignified, elegant lady with a wonderful sense of humor, who commanded respect from all who knew her. Staci instantly became part of any family that she helped. For those families, as well as her own, there is an emptiness that is filled only by the memory of the love that she shared with so many. Her funeral will take place, Thursday, July 25th at New Hope Baptist Church, 1591 East Cedar Street, Kankakee, Illinois at 11 am. She will be buried alongside her wonderful, devoted husband Charles. Any pictures, stories or remembrances of Staci Williams ForTe can be shared with her family via

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 25, 2013