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Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home

6901 West Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Juana A Melecio

July 4, 1942May 18, 2020
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Juana Alamo Viñales, age 77, from Chicago, Illinois was born on July 4, 1942 in Dorado Puerto Rico, daughter of Petronilo Alamo and Ana M. Viñales. Juanita, as family and friends affectionately called her, had a total of 8 siblings, half-sister Virginia, Candelaria, Victor M, Jose J, Ana M, Vidal, Magdalena and foster brother Juan. In 1957, after the passing of her father, she moved to New York City, where she worked various jobs, including housekeeping. In New York City she attended the Pentecostal Church of God Arca del Refugio, where Juanita meet a couple that more than 20 plus years later will became her pastors in a church located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago, Rev. Guillermo and Filomena Perez. In 1963 she briefly returned to Puerto Rico, and a year later, 1964, she pack her bags and moved to what will became her permanent residency, the City of Chicago. That same year, in the summer of 1964, Juanita reconnect with and old childhood friend, Luis M. Melecio and on December 26, of the same year, she married him, her husband of almost fifty six years Luis Miguel Melecio with whom she had three children Elliott, Jennie and Luis Jr. In 1984 while Juanita was attending an evangelistic crusade in Humboldt Park by Evangelist Yiye Avila, she saw a familiar face; she approached the lady who was Filomena Perez. Juanita was looking for a church to congregate at the time and Filomena told Juanita that Guillermo and she were the new pastors at Upper Room Pentecostal Church of God right across the Humboldt Park. Juanita immediately joined the Pentecostal Church of God Upper Room and she makes this church her worship home. Juanita life was dedicated to the Lord and like her other siblings; she loves worship God through the canticles. She loved to sing to the Lord; you can hear singing all day and praising God. Juanita was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook big dinners for family and friends. Anyone who visited Juanita’s homes knew that they weren’t going to leave her house without tasting her delicious food. She always treats you with so much love and respect; make you feel welcome and comfortable all the time. Her grandchildren were her life, she spoiled them every time she could, when she talked about them you could see her face lighting up and big smile on her face. She loves Megan, Desire, Damian, Lexani and Dorian so much, she was so proud of them. There was a petition to God in Juanita’s prayer for many years, that her husband Luis M, one day he will surrender to God. Juanita as her other siblings used to talked about that day, when the all be reunited in the presence of the Lord and all together worshiping God; Juanita received the honor to be in the presence of her savior when on Monday, May 18 2020 the book was opened and her name was called, Juanita………….. You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to you on that day and not only to you, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. Juanita’s petition was also answered a few days ago, when her husband, Luis M Melecio, in the twilight of his days, accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior and four hours after Juanita’s death, the book was open again, and her husband Luis M Melecio was called, and together they went to heaven to live with the Lord. Juanita was joing in death by her husband Luis M”Bayin” Melecio, her parents Petronilo Alamo and Ana M. Viñales. Also preceding her in death was her half-sister Virginia, and siblings Candelaria, Victor, Ana, Vidal, Jose J, and Madgalena Alamo. Surviving is her brother Juancito Melecio of Dorado P.R., her children Elliott Melecio, Jennie Melecio, Luis (Liana) Melecio, 5 grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

Funeral Service will be held privately for immediate family only.

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Cynthia Meehan

May 26, 2020

I was looking for a friend's husbands name on this website and I found the stories of these two beautiful people. My heart is overjoyed that Juana received her wish and was joined in Heaven with her husband. For today, my heart and soul is turned over to our Savior, and I pray that for all of our days, that we do not stray. Thank you so much for sharing your family's stories. Grateful to you.

Madeline Alamo

May 25, 2020

Cuando alguien a quien amamos muere,nunca lo podemos superar por completo,Nosotros simplemente aprendemos poco a poco a seguir la vida sin ellos y siempre los mantendremos guardados en nuestro corazon hasta el ultimo dia d nuestra existencia. Titi Juana por eso siempre estaras en mis recuerdos y en mi corazon te amo mi titi hermosa Descanza y vuela alto....ahora estaras disfrutando y gozando ante la precencia d Dios !!!!

Madeline Alamo

May 25, 2020

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Rosaura Gonzalez

May 23, 2020

Juana fue mi amiga y compañera de trabajo en la Beltone. Trabajamos juntas por más de diez años. Más tarde, compartimos mucho tiempo juntas mientras vivíamos en Montclare Residencies. También pasamos unos momentos bonitos visitándonos en Puerto Rico cuando las dos estábamos allí de vacaciones. La extrañare mucho.

Juana was my friend and coworker for many years at Beltone Electronics. Later, we reconnected while living at Montclare Residencies, and were able to make new memories. We were also fortunate enough to visit each other’s home while on vacation in Puerto Rico. I will miss my friend.
~Rosaura González

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