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Mattie Bell Shannon Bates

  • Birth 24 Jul 1947 Tutwiler, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 21 Oct 1971 Harvey, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 85981551

The Star, Sunday, October 24, 1971, p. A-6

Funeral services are set Thursday for Mrs. Mattie Bell Bates of 324 Boston North, Chicago Heights, who was killed Friday in a car-train accident in Harvey.

Services will be held at Christ Temple No. 2, East Chicago Heights, thursday at 1 p.m. Elder Marcus Irons, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be in Washington Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Hammond and Prowell chapel. Family visitation will be held at the church Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Mrs. Bates was born July 24, 1947, in Tutwiler, Miss., and lived in this area for 19 years. She was employed as a secretary for Thornton High School District No. 205.

Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Shannon of East Chicago Heights; her husband, Jewel S. Sr; two sons, Leroy and Jewel S. Jr. at home; three sisters, Julia Mae Shannon, Veola and Patricia L.; and grandparents, Mrs. Julia Young of Chicago Heights, James Shannon of St. Louis, Mo., and James Wiley of Los Angeles, Calif.


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  • Created by: Ter
  • Added: 28 Feb 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 85981551
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mattie Bell Shannon Bates (24 Jul 1947–21 Oct 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 85981551, citing Washington Memory Gardens, Homewood, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Ter (contributor 47447398) .