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Jean Range


1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Jean Range Obituary
Range, Jean Elizabeth (nee Belcher, James) 81, of Beach Park, IL. Peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 29, 2014 at her home. She was born on February 15, 1933 in Abbeville, SC to the union of the late Alonzo and Nora Lee Belcher (nee Burton). She was preceded in death by her husbands, Amerlee James, with whom she had 6 children, Clyde Carr with whom she had 1 child, and Ulysses G. Range, Sr. Jean was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church for over 32 years. She loved her church family under the leadership of Pastor Walstone E. Francis, and was on the Mothers Board, General Mission, and part of the Sunday School Student Youth. Jean retired from the Veteran's Administration where she worked many years as a CNA. She proudly served as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society for over 30 years until the very end and received several awards including volunteer of the year in 2012. She died doing what she loved which was helping others. Driving her patients to their appointments and cheering them up when they were down. She was a very loving and caring person and anyone who met her would just love her too. Jean touched so many lives, and will be deeply missed. She cherished her family immensely and is survived by her seven children, Diane Gaston, Kenosha, WI; Maurice James, Lakeland, FL; Norman (Linda) James, Beach Park, IL; Deborah (Steven) Houston, Waukegan, IL; Vernon James, NY, NY; Colleen (Timothy) Farm Antioch, IL; and Royce (Astrid) Carr, Covington, GA; four sisters, Ojuetter Blackshear, NC, IL; Mary Frances Graham, Gurnee, IL; Ruth (William) Towns, Evanston, IL; and Jannie Lee Beasley, Phoenix, IL; one sister-in-law, Josie Porter; twenty grandchildren, Gerald, Dion, James, Qimeka, Kaphyllis, Kalimba, Kimberly, Norman Jr, Dante, Delwin, Steven, Brian, Dorian, Lawrence, Adam, Kirsten, Jacob, Royce II, Alex; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends, including Odessa Morton, Virgia Zackery and the Henry Harper Family, the Winfrey Family, Ruby Range, Samuel Graham Sr., and Floyd Mines. Jean was also preceded in death by one sister, Maryland Calloway. A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee Street, Waukegan, IL. Rev. Walstone Francis, Pastor, officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Repast immediately following service at the church. Interment will be on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery, Zion, IL. Arrangements by Bradshaw & Range Funeral Home, 2513 W. Dugdale Road, Waukegan, IL. 847-662-3553. Please sign guestbook at www.bradshaw-range.com.
Published in the Lake County News Sun from Jan. 2 to Jan. 8, 2015
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