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September 20, 2019

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September 20, 2019

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August 22, 2019
Cele was a significant family support person for me, my partner and our 3 yr old daughter, Victoria, from the time of the accident in 2006 until the day she died. She was born 3 days after my own Mother in 1922. Cele was like a 2nd Mother to me. She and Al both treated Victoria like she was their Grandchild.
After I returned to the Midwest from California every time I visited her at Oakcrest she would say, And, how is Lil Bit? (her nickname for Victoria). When Cele moved out of her house it was sad for me because going there was like coming home for me. I felt accepted and appreciated by Cele like no one else. She was always so positive and encouraging to me and I always felt happier and more confident after spending time with her. I will always have the good memories of spending time with her at the house on Hillcrest. Seeing her Oakcrest was not the same but there were still positive moments we shared at Oakcrest dancing to the on the radio, playing Scrabble with Cele and Fred and visiting with Carla when she was in town. Linda Meyer and Linda Beck came regularly to Oakcrest to visit Cele and I always felt that Celes children accepted me into their circle...because their Mother did! When a Matriarch dies the next generation tends to go their own separate ways and I will so miss the continuity of visiting Cele and seeing the family and experiencing the love they all had for one another. I know this little note is not about Cele so much as it is about me. Thats just the way I feel ...and I want to feel all of the feels now. Goodbye Cele.
You were my raincoat on a rainy day.
August 19, 2019
Cecile was a one of kind person, who lived out her beliefs in ensuring the dignity and humanity in all persons regardless of race, creed, class, or sexual orientation.
I will always appreciate her and her husbands support in helping the local branch of the NAACP (Chapter 3872) at NIU. I will always remember the dinners at her home talking about the various issues that affect our society. I pray that as I grow older, I would emulate the character she has shown in our society. I remain forever in solidarity, her brother in the cause of justice for all. Rev. Richard T. Baker
August 19, 2019
Here at the Superemos Foundation in Estelí, Nicaragua we all feel very sad to have lost a great and constant friend to us all for more than twenty years. Cele supported our social work, health care and education programs through all the ups and downs of our community work, giving us guidance and support when we most needed it. Thank you Cele from every one of us. Gladys Ruiz, Bertha Sanabria, Hilda Duarte, Octavio Corea and Stephen Sefton. May God bless you. We will always keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
August 18, 2019
I knew Cele from 1999 until 2010 at UUFD until I moved away from DeKalb. She impressed me as being super aware and socially responsible. She was intelligent, kind and generous, and no doubt she contributed to a more tolerant and understanding community in DeKalb. I am sure that her kind spirit will be remembered and she leaves a legacy of love to all those who knew her. Love to all those grieving her passing.
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