November 7, 1940 - March 2, 2017
Douglas A. Dean, age 76, of Kankakee, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Lax Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at Wildwood Church of the Nazarene, 425 East Court Street, Kankakee, IL. Eulogists will be Pastors Granville Romer and Andy Hanson. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory. Memorials may be made via his GoFundMe campaign under Douglas Daddy D. Dean. Douglas A. Dean was the youngest of eight children born to Elijah and Mary Dean on November 7, 1940 on the Island of Lorimers, Turks and Caicos. Before residing in Kankakee, IL, for the past 24 years, he was formerly of Freeport Grand Bahama. He is survived by his wife, LaGloria Curry Dean of Kankakee, IL; 21 children: Douglas Jr. of Nassau, Bahamas, Sophia, Dane Clarke, Dion Clarke, Olivia Whyms and Renee Deveaux-Moss, all of Freeport, Bahamas, Sherwin (Ricardo) Dean, Karen Priester, Stephanie Rivera, Rose Lawless and David Clarke Jr., all of Miami, FL, Daphne Romer of Gary, IN, Camille Rose, Sancho, Lillian, Flynn, George, Isaiah, Bryanna, Brittney, and Leslie Dean, all of Kankakee, IL; sons-in-law, Grandville, Paul, Michael and Preston; daughters-in-law, Linda, Harriet, Rea and Brandy; one sister, Gertie Forbes; brothers-in-law, Simon Forbes and William Ã¢â‚¬ËœBillÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Curry; sisters-in-law, LouAlyce Dean and Beverly Curry; grandchildren, Torrey, Daryenne, Danvernae, Torres, Shaqon, Tattiana, Tafari, Shervin, Sherwin, Linique, Nakia (Misheka), Nakell, Trang Jr. (Lera), Dominic (Taj), Dominica, Donnell, DÃ¢â‚¬â„¢angelo, Lydia, Carrie Anne, Precious, Letoya, Rodger, Rochelle (Ignatius), Rashad (Chauntelle), Michael (Cadijah), Michelle, Keithra (Earl), Keithoro (Tangela), Tyeisha, Chaka, Jivanka, Kyle (May), Krystal (Troy), Christian (Teonna), Korey, Kaitlyn, Dion Jr, Christina, Dakota, Dionne, Danea, Davon, Daneisha, Donovan, Davano, Annique, Alexis, Taniyah, Ombree, Jayden and Bryce; 62 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, George Jr, Mary (Josh), Anniemae, Janice, Wilton, Hilton, Alycia, Juandale, Eric, Donald, Edward, Carolyn, Lula, Taylor, Arthur, Wellington, Martha, Arnold, Mary Lockhart, Verdelle, Keneth, Calvin, Eric, Ethon, Roslyn, Neil, Oswald, Katherine, Marilyn, Maricheal, Luish, Gillian, Julia, Selina, Darron, Sedina, Letonya Shelly, Benton, Tecoeya, Eltranise, Elrika, Peter, Petrel, Pia and Jessica Johnson. Special mention: Hany Girgis, Dennis and Cheryl Seymour, Joe and Leola Mendez, Gary Koch, Lorraine Rogers, Rev. Dave Robinson, June Robinson, Pastor Sam & Mertle Cleare, Barbara Daake, Dawn and Lynette, Char and Will Haisma, Rev. Sam and Aminez Rover, Mark and Renita Williams, Bill and Linda Campbell, Greg and Mom Keel, Valerie Snow, Rev. Jesse Johnson, Virginia Williams, Cheryl Enright, Vickie Romain, Deb Dilks, Cissy OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connor, Taylor Wiechec, Shanica Riley, Mike Fulton, Mrs. Andrea at Mark Twain Elementary, friends and co-workers from Kankakee School District 111, The Foster Grandparents Program, Open Bible Center and Wildwood Nazarene; the attentive and gracious staff from VITAS Hospice Care, especially nurses, Brandy, Adria, Sara, David and Veronica. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, George, David, Eric, Aldon and Robert Dean and two sisters, Lenora Williams and Eliza Stubbs.
Douglas A. Dean, age 76, of Kankakee, died Thursday, March 2, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, March 17, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Lax Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 9:00 A.M. at... View Obituary & Service Information
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