James E. Petties, 91, of Waukegan went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2015. He was born on September 8, 1923 in Webb, Mississippi. James was a WWII US Navy Veteran. After the Navy, he worked as a Chef Supervisor at the Great Lakes Naval Base, retiring in 1985. He leaves to cherish his loving memory, three daughters, Bessie Zackery Petty, Nakita Matthews and Shayla (Daniel) Bysina; three grandchildren, Steve (Lisa) Zackery, Marcus (Andrea) Zackery and Leilani Bysina; ten great grandchildren, Arkiya, Rasante, Jared, Taesha, Nikki, Jaela, Alexis, Jaeden, Jaeda, Sinclair, and a host of nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie (Stokes) Petty; his beloved wife, Lizzie May Petties; three brothers, William Petty, Frank Petty and Clayton Williams; five sisters, Estella Lewis, Daisy Johnson, Frances Johnson, Sara Scott and Tina Williams. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 10:00 am at WARREN FUNERAL HOME, 1475 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee with Rev. W. C. Matthews officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 am-10:00 am at the funeral home; viewing will be from 9:00 am- 9:30 am only. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park in Zion.
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am, Warren Funeral Home
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 10:00am, Warren Funeral Home
Mt. Olivet Memorial Park