Josephine Bessie Louise Coleman-Blanton, 84, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan. She was born on May 20, 1932 in Memphis, TN. She leaves to cherish her loving memory; nine children, Fannie B. Taylor, Carolyn (Tommy) Carter, Denise A. Blanton, Donna Rene (O) Blanton, Veronica J. (Bobby) Hill, Gail Z. (Danny) Overton-Swopes, Bobby Joe Overton Forston, Rex K. Blanton and James E. Overton; daughter-in-law, Robin S. Blanton; first husband, George A. Blanton, Sr.; sister-in-law, Rosie Coleman; grandchildren, Darrius (Monique) Taylor, Dorette (William) Brownlee, Davin (Kelly) Taylor, Fontayne Taylor, LaTrina Blanton, Melissa (Howard) Cager, DeCount (Joy) Daniels, Crystal M. (Hakan) Overton-Soganci, Ashley (Saint Anthony) Swopes-Lloyd, Keenun Hill, Berron (Leslie) Hill, Sr., Bridget Q. (Romero Greenwood) Hill, Brandon Hill, Romell D. (Amy) Overton, Bobby Forston, Jr., Jasmine Forston,Rodney Blanton, Cornelius Blanton, Quatisha Marshall, Quincy Marshall, Queen Blanton, Rashid Poole Blanton, Feliciana Melendez, Sabrina Melendez, George Melendez, and Maxwell Blanton; great grandchildren, Darion Blakesley, Myah Taylor, Naomi Bythe, Khloe Taylor, Kelvin Scott, Jr., Keylen Scott,Kayla Thomas, Zoe Daniels, Keona Cager, DeCount D. Daniels, Abreonna Poole, Rashid Poole, Jr., Armani Gonzalez, Isaiah Gonzalez, Jairmiah Melendez, Noah Melendez, Gabrial Mata, Ashanti Hill, Nyliah Hill, Carris Hill, Berron Hill, Jr., Paris Hill, Isaiah Hill, Jordan Overton, and Jada Hadnott-Overton; a host of nieces, nephews, and many more relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas, Sr. and Josephine Bessie Louise (Hawes) Coleman; two sons, John Blanton and George A. Blanton, Jr.; two sisters; Myrtle L. Perry and Maxine Pink; four brothers, Thomas Coleman, Jr., Clarence Coleman, Earl Coleman, James Coleman, and second husband, Johnny H. Overton. Life celebration is Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 11am-12pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2222 Argonne Dr, North Chicago, IL. Interment is private.
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses