Aretha A. Atwater
1963 - 2020

Aretha A. Atwater

March 5, 1963-November 17, 2020

Aretha A. Atwater, 57, of Carbon Cliff, formerly of East Moline, passed away Tuesday November 17, 2020 at Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus, Silvis.

A Livestreamed Service will be broadcast on Monday November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm at Memorials may be left to the family.

Aretha was born March 5, 1963 in Cooter, MO., the daughter of Percy and Gladys Atwater.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jordan Atwater, Christine Atwater; parents, Percy and Gladys; grandchildren, Tristan and Akhari; siblings, Ann (Tony) Perry, Marla Atwater and Chris Atwater; nephews, Kairee, Dominique and Jalen.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Nov. 21, 2020.
Funeral services provided by:
Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home - Rock Island
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So Sorry for your loss
November 28, 2020
Simply a wonderful Mother Daughter and Friend she was and will truly be missed. Condolences to her family we love u all
Amber Phillips
November 23, 2020
Aretha, from elementary all the way through high school in our friendship you taught me many valuable life lessons. Truly a wonderful person, Atwater family from the Keim family and the Demeurisse (my parents) family you have our deepest condolences.
Robert Keim
November 23, 2020
To the Atwater Family ,May God spread a blanket of his love and peace upon your family, please know that you are in our prayers, during this difficult time, Aretha was a beautiful soul, please let us know if we can be of any help.
Rickey & Darlena McBride
November 23, 2020
Rickey&Darlena McBride
November 23, 2020
Rickey R McBride
November 23, 2020
To the Atwater family may your pain be soften knowing Aretha touched so many lives. I often think about those rides back and forth from western Illinois in Macomb. She kept me laughing. Aretha you will be missed.
Robert Babers
November 23, 2020
Sorry for your loss The family has my condolences and prayers it is anything we can do please let us
Lois & Ira Whitaker
November 23, 2020
Atwater family please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Aretha touched so many lives for the good. I am greatful to have known Aretha as both a colleague and a cherished friend. With prayers and heartfelt sympathy.
Stacey Hannah
November 22, 2020
From the bottom of my heart I send my condolences to your family in this hard time. I am praying for peace for your heart and sending love your way.
November 22, 2020
Paula Wilson
November 22, 2020
My deepest sympathy for the family. Aretha was loved by many. Her Beautiful soul will be missed.. I love you, rest in heaven my dearest friend Paula
Paula Wilson
November 22, 2020
Colleen Davis
November 22, 2020
Rest in Heaven my dear friend Aretha. In junior high this young lady and I were buddies. She sat with me at lunch everyday. She knew I was being bullied by the mean girls of East Moline and decided to take me under her wing. We would laugh together and I would ride my bike to her house in the summer of 1977 everyday. We would try to hide in the locker room during gym class so we could avoid the embarrassment of our lack of skills in most sports. Forever in my heart. Love ya lady. Shine on in HIS glory.
Colleen Davis
November 22, 2020
Gladys & Percy; Our thoughts and prayers to your families. Children are not suppose to pass on before their parents. God bless you and thank you Percy for all the years we shared at work.
Rob Andrus
November 21, 2020