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Joe L. Jelks

December 11, 1944 July 19, 2019
Joe L. Jelks
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Obituary for Joe L. Jelks

Joe L. Jelks was born on December 11, 1944 in Decatur, IL, the son of Floyd and Wadie Jelks who both preceded him in death.

Joe was a student in the Decatur public school system until high school. He later began working at Canadian National Railroad company for many years. 

Joe mostly loved spending time with his family, but also enjoyed fishing, playing pool and cooking in his spare time.  On July 19, 2019, Joe was called home by God to be with his family in heaven. 

He leaves not to mourn, but to cherish his memories, three children, Phillip (Ronda) Jelks-Browning, Dwight Jelks, and Bryant Jelks, one stepson; Erick Eubanks, his siblings; JC (Ora) Jelks, Milan (Debra) Jelks, Therman Jelks, Lucille (Melvin) Anderson, and sister-in-law; Margaret Jelks. Joe also leaves to cherish his memories eight grandchildren, Matthew Browning, Tyre Jelks-Browning, Jada Jelks-Browning, Samari Jelks, Kajana Jelks, Chantia Jelks, Brajanae Jelks, and Deyshai Jelks, two step-grandchildren; Maliha Eubanks and Mikaela Eubanks, seven great-grandchildren; JaCoby Browning, Jaden Browning, Matthew Browning Jr., Cassius Browning, Omarion Jelks, Zacari Wilson, and Zaraya Taylor. 


Joe was preceded in death by his wife Bessie, three brothers; Floyd Jelks Jr., Celonia Jelks, and Noah Jelks, two sisters-in-law; Carolin Jelks and Rose Jelks and girlfriend; Ella Lee.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

26

Jul

10:00 AM 7/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Community Temple Church of God in Christ

759 South Jackson Street
Decatur, IL 62521

Community Temple Church of God in Christ
759 South Jackson Street Decatur 62521 IL
United States

Service

Friday

26

Jul

11:00 AM 7/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
Community Temple Church of God in Christ

759 South Jackson Street
Decatur, IL 62521

Community Temple Church of God in Christ
759 South Jackson Street Decatur 62521 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

606 South Church Street
Decatur, IL 62523

606 South Church Street Decatur 62523 IL
United States
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