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Virginia Stinnette

November 27, 1934 — September 16, 2015

Virginia Ruth Stinnette, 80, of Waukegan, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Highland Park Hospital. She was born on November 27, 1934 in Waukegan to Iley and Jessie (Rogers) Anderson. She accepted our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age. She attended elementary school at Mcallister school in Waukegan. She later moved away to Michigan and attended Northern High School before returning back to Illinois and attending Waukegan Township High School.
She was a Domestic Engineer House wife for many years before the passing of her husband Ellis Stinnette of 32 years. Then after his passing she decided to become gainfully employed for 10 years at Lord & Taylor department store in North Brook, Illinois, to occupy her spare time. She then began to travel with her children and grandchildren throughout the United States and abroad. She always loved to dance. As a young lady she would do the dance called mambo with her husband and they mesmerized crowds. She was known in her community by many as the Mambo Queen. She also had a love for animals. She was the proud owner of many various pets, favorably poodles. Her very first poodle she named Sexy Love Cindy. She was a very kind, loving, compassionate and considerate woman to everyone. She was a motivational speaker to all that would listen. She was known for telling many great stories about her life and others that she had encountered along her journey. The stories would captivate the attention of her audience because they could feel the love of her spirit. She leaves to cherish her loving memory; children, Latrese (Thomas) Craig, Terrellis (Helen) Stinnette, Carrie (Aaron) Price, Francellis (Gregory) Watts, Maurellis (Jacqueline) Stinnette, Sherrellis Stinnette, Quanellis Stinnette, Antwanellis (Kimberly) Stinnette, Ellis, Jr. (Bridgette) Stinnette, Sandra Dunn and Delphine Winchester; daughter-in-law, Ophelia Foster; Although Virginia was an only child, she had eight very near and dear cousins to her heart: Della Steele, Ruth Stevenson, Navarro Goodwin, Lynn Goodwin, MaryEster McKissic, Victor Orange Jr. And Gerald Orange, sister-in-law, Hattie Gray. Eighty four grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Special friends: Ester Clay, Katie Theary and Ann Hodgeman, Alice(Frank) Alvani, Jennifer(Richard) Shepard. She was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, Ellis L. Stinnette; three sons, Andre Stinnette, Marcellis Stinnette and Clyde Stinnette; one daughter, Adrienna Stinnette; one grandson, Leroy Epps, Jr. Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 1529 Elizabeth Avenue, North Chicago, IL 60064. Funeral services will take place at 1:00 pm at the church with Pastor Eugene Roberson officiating. Burial will follow at Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum, Gurnee. Arrangements entrusted to WARREN FUNERAL HOME, 1475 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL.

Visitation Details

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm, First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church

Service Details

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 1:00pm, First Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church

Interment Details

Warren Cemetery & Mausoleum

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