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Norma Jean Whittington

August 30, 1955 ~ June 1, 2021 (age 65)


Norma Jean Whittington was born August 30, 1955, in Robinsonville, Mississippi to Sylvester and Courtney Whittington. Norma was the 3rd child of a 16 children family, that she thoroughly enjoyed being a part of. At a young age the family relocated to Chicago, Illinois, where she spent most of her life. Norma accepted Christ at a young age. She attended John Marshall high school and sought a higher education at a local college. During this time, she had her first daughter, Scheniqua. After the birth of her second daughter, Tiffany, Norma worked at a local factory for years, to provide for her girls. When the girls were teenagers, Norma decided to move to Beloit, Wisconsin to provide a better life for her family.

Norma was a hard worker and proud mother. She was incredibly determined to accomplish everything she set her mind to. She was an extraordinary person, who would help anyone in need. Norma’s love and compassion were easy to see.

Norma had a variety of hobbies. She enjoyed playing the lottery and scratch off tickets with her best friend, Ida. She loved spending time watching movies with her grandchildren. She also loved planting flowers and cooking. She attended church at "The Word Worship Center" under the Leadership of Pastor David Ballard II.

Norma departed from her Previous Life on Earth on June 1, 2021, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, surrounded by family.

Norma leaves to mourn her memory her daughters, Scheniqua Hunter (Carlos) of Rockford, IL, Tiffany Whittington of Loves Park, IL; three grandchildren, Kevin Stephens (Christina) of Machesney, IL, Kaveon Holloway of Rockford, IL and Kea Whittington of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; two great granddaughters, Kendall and Jalea; three Brothers, Richard (Bonita) Whittington of El Paso, TX, Mark Whittington of Coffeeville, KS, Craig Whittington of Chicago, IL; six sisters, Nellie Whittington of Detroit, MI, Lori Whittington of Rockford, IL, Linda (Samuel) Whittington-Lumpkin, Karen Whittington, Anita Whittington, and Lekeitha Whittington all of Chicago, IL; aunt, Tinnie Reed of Broadview, IL; uncle, Hurmon Coffee of Chicago, IL; goddaughter, Lavita Aaron of Killeen, TX; special friend, Ms. Ida Thomas of Beloit, WI; special sister, Mary Jo Jackson of Beloit, WI; and a host of relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death include her parents, Sylvester & Courtney Whittington; brothers, Larry and Travis; sister, Natalie; sister in-law, Alvita Whittington; and niece, Tonisha Johnson.

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