Rosie Addison
1945 - 2020
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Rosie L "Tootsie" Addison age 75 of Chicago, IL passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Crestwood, IL. Rosie was born June 21, 1945 to Herman and Mary Lee Addison in Westpoint, MS. Tootsie graduated from East Chicago Washington and attended Chicago Community College majoring in Business. In 1963 Tootsie joined a trio called the Opals. After her singing career she went on to her other passion which was cosmetology and opened her own beauty shop and boutique. Rosie also worked in the banking industry at Wells Fargo for years. Rosie was a member of Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip, IL. Tootsie is preceded in death by her parents Herman and Mary Lee Addison; siblings Herman, Ivory, Terrence Addison and Annie M. Candelara. She leaves to cherish her memories; sisters Shirley T. Junigan, Bessie M. Hubbard, Linda J. McCutcheon and Louise "Frenchie" Franklin; brother Edward 'Lou" Addison, Beloved Special Friend Donnie DuPont Timms and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Visitation Friday, July 10, 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am with services at 11:00 am all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Services will be streamed on the Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc page on Facebook.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Jul. 8, 2020.
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July 12, 2020
To Rosies biological family, we adopted Rosie and Rosie adopted us.
Rosie and I met in Chicago when we were in our twenties, living in the same apartment building. I left Chicago to move to Denver Rosie came to visit the summer after I moved and next year Rosie moved to Denver where she went to Cosmetology school, and after a few years opened her own shop. I was married and was about to have our first son when Rosie arrived, it was just before Christmas. January 2, 1979, Rosie moved to her apartment, and we moved into a larger house. Fifteen months later our second son was born and you couldnt ask for a more devoted and engaging Auntie. She even dressed as Santa one year to bring their gifts. The boys, Casey, Ku, and Delmos called her T Rose. She called my husband Dennis, Big Brother, and me May. We spent Holidays together and functioned much like an extended family, sharing victories and growing pains helping each other grow like pieces to a puzzle. Rosie was a fiery and passionate person as she was in her walk with Jesus, which she took very seriously. She was actively and personally in our lives for ten years when she moved back to Chicago. We missed her but remained in contact, she, often hosting us when we traveled East. I have no doubt Rosie was received in the arms of our Lord the moment her eyes closed for the last time. We will always love and remember her.
Dennis and Marye Irvin
July 9, 2020
Love, condolences and prayers to the family of Rosie Addison.
Grace and Willie Smith & Family
Grace Smith
July 8, 2020
A good aunt
Scott Lindsey
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