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James  Harper

James Edward Harper

September 29th, 1952 - February 13th, 2020
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Obituary

James Edward Harper was born on September 29, 1952
to Lottie and Julie, but he was his grandmother, Emma
Robinson's favorite. He always held a special place in his heart
for his “Pops”, Neil Matthews.

He grew up on the west side of Chicago, where he attended
and graduated from Austin High School in 1971. At Austin,
he excelled academically, he loved and played baseball, and
he loved to sing.

After high school, he then enlisted in the Army National
Guard. In 1974, he married his high school sweetheart, Daisy
Hughes. From this union, 2 children were born, Vauncia and
Christopher.

James worked for People's Gas for 30 years, and he retired in
2008. He loved God, loved to read, loved to fish, loved to
cook, and he loved listening to music.

He leaves to cherish: His wife, Daisy; one daughter, Vauncia
(Andrew); one son, Christopher; three grandchildren, Cyrus,
Caitlyn, and Sophia; one sister, Cheryl Thomas, one brother,
Darrell Harper; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
relatives, and friends, a very special and close uncle, Jackie
Robinson.
Musical Prelude ....................................................... Musician
Processional................................................ Family & Minister
Scripture ..................................................... Rev. Jerry Harris
Prayer................................................... Pastor Mattie Phillips
Selection ............................................... Greater Galilee Choir
Acknowledgements and Resolutions ..................... Church Clerk
Obituary ................................................... Ms. Aletha Wilson
Selection ............................................... Greater Galilee Choir
Eulogy ........................................................ Rev. Jerry Harris
Recessional ................................................. Family & Minister
Cyrus Allen Christopher Harper Andrew Allen
Charles Hughes Darrell Harper Vernell Drummond
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday February 20th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday February 20th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Johnson Funeral Home
    Address
    5838 W Division
    CHICAGO, IL 60651
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  • Service

    Friday February 21st, 2020 | 9:00am
    When
    Friday February 21st, 2020 9:00am
    Location
    Greater Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
    Address
    1308 South Independence Blvd
    CHICAGO, IL 60623
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Friday, February 21, 2020 Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Greater Galilee M.B. Church 1308 South Independence Chicago, IL 60623 Pastor Steve Spiller, Sr., Officiating

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