September 7, 1934 - March 24, 2017
Willie Mae Piel, 82, of Sun River Terrace, IL, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Citadel Care Center. Visitation will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Sun River Terrace. Reverend Ricky Dixon will officiate and Minister Elliott Parker will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in Momence Cemetery. Willie Mae Piel was born September 7, 1934 in Jackson, Tennessee to Willie Lee and Bertha Mae Fletcher. She was baptized at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Denmark, Tennessee at an early age and was a member of Mt Calvary Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board. She had worked for the Manteno State Hospital, the Sun River Terrace Police Department and was a Foster Grandparent for the Kankakee School District. She attended Kankakee Community College. She liked watching the TV shows, QVC and PUSH and enjoyed listening to jazz. She loved going to church, teaching children and anything to do with Black History. She was instrumental in the startup of the Sun River Terrace Library and served as a board trustee. She received the Martin Luther King Jr. FoundationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Rosa Parks Award for her contribution. She leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Cecil Ward of Seattle, Washington and John Ward and Allan Piel, both of Kankakee, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and George Santaguida of El Paso, Texas; one brother, Charlie Fletcher of Minneapolis, MN; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cecil Ward; one son, Christopher C. Ward; one sister, Catherine Fletcher OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢DeNeal and a granddaughter, Brandy Ward.
Willie Mae Piel, 82, of Sun River Terrace, IL, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Citadel Care Center. Visitation will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church... View Obituary & Service Information
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