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Beatrice Worthy

October 16, 1937 November 14, 2018
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Obituary for Beatrice Worthy

Beatrice Worthy, 81, of Decatur, Illinois passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2108 at Decatur Memorial Hospital with her family at her side. 

Beatrice was born October 16, 1937 in Grenada, MS, the oldest daughter of Dump and Ruby (Clay) Jones. 

She married Sammie O’Bannon Jr. on November 19, 1955.  From this union, she had three sons, Michael, Melvin, and Marvin.  She later married Willie James Worthy. 

She worked at General Electric, Caterpillar.  Later, she was employed with and retired from Millikin University, and returned to work several years later for Aramark at MacArthur High School, where she was adored by staff and students. 

She was a devoted and faithful member of Greater Northside Missionary Baptist Church. 

Beatt as she was called by her children, played high school basketball and enjoyed watching college basketball with her favorite team being Michigan State University. 

Beatrice was co-chairperson of a women’s card club and the club helped many club members and their families.  She loved to be entertained by playing Bingo, attending the Bingo with her buddy and ‘god-daughter’ Willie Betty Neal, the mother of her youngest granddaughter.

Homegoing celebration services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Greater Northside Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur, IL with Reverend Jimmy Waddell, Officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  Burial services will be at Graceland Cemetery in Decatur, IL.

She is survived by her sons, Melvin and Marvin O’Bannon, grandsons, Marlon Anthony Williams, Marvin Allan O’Bannon, Isaiah Brown, Mickeya Kennerly of Phoenix, AZ and Mackenzie O’Bannon, her brothers; Sell and Gregory (Dorothy) Jones of Decatur, IL,  and Roy Anthony Garrett of Grenada, MS, her sisters; Irma Jones, Lovenia (Tommie) Love, Joyce (Larry) Clark, all of Decatur, IL, Maxine (Rick) Nixon of Jackson, TN, Denise Jones-Hankey, Debra Jones, and Ann Mariah Jones, all of Los Angeles, CA.  She has a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family members’ friends’ and their families.     

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Michael, grandson, Michael Jr., sister, Dora Lee Craig, and brothers; Tom Jones and Eddie Lee Garrett.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

10:00 AM 11/24/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greater Northside M.B. Church

929 North Lowber Street
Decatur, Illinois 62526

Greater Northside M.B. Church
929 North Lowber Street Decatur 62526 Illinois
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Nov

11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Greater Northside M.B. Church

929 North Lowber Street
Decatur, Illinois 62526

Greater Northside M.B. Church
929 North Lowber Street Decatur 62526 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Graceland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, Illinois

Decatur Illinois
United States
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