Andre Leslie Tucker, 60, of North Chicago died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Vista East Medical Center.
He was born February 20, 1961 in New York, NY to Raymond T. and Sandra L. Tucker. He married Shirley Hart on December 15, 2000.
He graduated from Holy Rosary (Middle School in Virginia) in 1974. In 1979, he graduated from North Chicago High School as Cassonova. This name signified him for his talent in school plays and his first introduction to modelling men s apparel. He studied at San Diego Community College and completed a certificate program for Pipefitting in 1991. In 1997, he completed a certificate program for Construction Occupations at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL. With such skilled talent in carpentry, he became a supervisor for Kangas Construction. He helped build many apartment complexes in the Lake County area. His favorite projects were flooring and painting. Outside of his work, he had many hobbies. He would fix cars, help with home repairs, attend social gatherings, become a member of the bowling league, and most of all, model for men s attire. He would always reminisce about his past accomplishments and the many places he traveled. For instance, his advancement in ROTC in high school, his time spent in the Army, his experiences as a DJ in Puerto Rico, and recalling moments in raising his five children (Latisha, Andre, Alicia, Woelfgang, Sabrina) in San Diego, CA. He also had two additional sons (Jeremiah and Andre). He was a loving grandfather who always made his grandchildren happy. When Andre remarried in 2000, he welcomed an additional two children (Vinson and Dennis) with his wife Shirley. For years they planned functions together and helped raise their children. They enjoyed planning family events and also were a part of various charitable organizations.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Hart; his mother Sandra L. Tucker; his second mother Barbara Clark, his sisters, Althea Wilkerson of North Carolina and Bernadette Johnson of North Chicago, IL; his children, , Vinson C. (Keelavor) Nelson of North Chicago, IL,Dennis Hart of North Chicago, IL, Latisha A. (Eric J.)(Garrett) Tucker of North Chicago, IL, Andre L. Tucker II of Waukegan, IL, U.S Army Veteran Andre L. (Lisa) Tucker III of Oklahoma, Alicia T. (Lamarcus) Johnson of North Chicago, IL, Woelfgang Z.L.T. (Danny) Aluctika-Neil of Kenosha, WI, Sabrina L. (Geno) Racanelli of Zion, IL, Jeremiah Bundy-Tucker of North Chicago, IL; his grandchildren, Nyala, Nysir, Markel, Briana, Bianca, Angela, Raymond, Gabriellee, Genella, Gino, Sofie, Alexis, Alexia, Niko, Romeo, and Danyella; his nieces and nephews, Antonia, Ashley, Jeremy, Brittany, and Jalen Johnson of North Chicago, Monaye Welton, Raymond Welton, and Spencer Welton of North Carolina, Noriah, Kenneth, Leia; many more cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends such as Darrel Brown and Lorenzo Jones, and in-laws from various places. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond T. Tucker and his son Dennis Hart.
A family gathering will be held between April 9-18, 2021 at 2024 Wallace Ave and 2103 Winter Ave in North Chicago, IL 60064.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at 2024 Wallace Ave, North Chicago, IL 60064
Warren Funeral Home is assisting the family.