OBITUARY

Alice Richard-Bey

August 27, 1942March 8, 2018
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Alice Richard-Bey Born on August 27, 1942 in McCrory, Arkansas, Alice Marie Slaughter was the fifteenth child and baby girl of Osborne Slaughter and Sallie Ramey. She grew up in a small house with a lot of love. Love for God, family and friends. Alice would often share stories of waking up to the smell of homemade biscuits and how her mother would cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper daily. From this Alice grew fond of cooking and her expertise of the art was cultivated.

At the age of 20 Alice moved to Chicago with two children Roy and Beverly Joyce. Shortly after she was joined by her nephew Bobby Joe and niece Annie Mae whom she referred to as her brother and sister. She later had four more children Debbie, Loretta, Lisa, and Pamela. Whom she ruled with an iron (fist). She joined Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was a member until she made Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) her permanent church home. As a member of TUCC Alice was a part of the Active Senior Ministry and a volunteer for The Amani Care Center.

She worked at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago now known as the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. While there amazing things happened: she met lifetime friends and became part of a club called the Golden Girls. They would often have parties and Alice would volunteer her cooking skills, this is how she showed her love. The Golden Girls would travel to different events and venues throughout the city. While still working at rehab she met and later married the love of her life Iziel Richard-Bey in 1982 and together they would travel, enjoy the casinos, and often played each other in Gin Rummy for money.

Alice was famous for her amazing German Chocolate, Carmel, lemon and pound cakes. Her “slap your momma” sweet potato pie smell would have you running to her house. Alice also had a love for canning, and would often go to the farm to pick fresh fruits and vegetables to make her own apple butter, peach and grape jelly. One of Alice specialties was making ceramics. She would have shows and sell her ceramic masterpieces. A love for flowers and a beautiful garden that reflected her love for the color Green.

On March 8, 2018 Queen Alice gained her wings.

She loves to life her husband Iziel Richard-Bey; one sister, Emma Simmons; two brothers, JC Slaughter (Roberta) and Roosevelt Slaughter (Ernestine); her children, Roy (Veda), Beverly Joyce, Debbie, Loretta (Larry), Lisa, Pamela, Ricky (Lawan), Rozena, Pearletta (Kevin); and a village of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation, Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. until the start of her 75 Years of Love Celebration at 11:00 a.m. at Kenny Brothers Funeral Directors, 3600 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, phone 708-425-4500. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. www.kennybrothersfuneral.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • 75 Years of Love Saturday, March 17, 2018
REMEMBERING

Alice Richard-Bey

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Pearletha Prunty

March 27, 2018

My Beautiful Auntie, How I Love her so? She will be truly miss. Now who going to help keep Annie Mae in line😄.
Family, yes it hurt soooo bad! But stay close lean on one another & keep the Love going! She is in a better place now! Her Love will Always be in your Heart! Love you all Dearly

Christie Sumpter

March 23, 2018

Christie Sumpter.Family I love you all..Aunt Alice rest in peace!!

Debbie Sumpter-Breland

March 19, 2018

God bless you, Aunt Alice. My heart and prayers are with my family. 🙏🏾

Ronald Bulliner

March 17, 2018

Cynthia & I would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Alice Bey. I have known her long before I even knew myself. I'll always remember when she used to come home to visit Mama Sally & Papa Osborne. Although we weren't blood relatives, I was always accepted as 'one of the family'! Please say hello to my people in heaven. Tell them to save a place for me.
Love,
Ron & Cynthia

Lawan Richard Bey

March 15, 2018

TO MY LOVE
WORDS CANT DESCRIBE THE PAIN THAT ‘S IN MY HEART. YOU MEANT THE WORLD TO ME!!! I WILL ALWAYS LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU MOMMY!!!!YOU WAS AND STILL WILL BE THE CALM IN MY STORMS YOU’VE ALWAYS WOULD SAY WAN INSTEAD OF LAWAN DON”T WORRY ABOUT THAT!!!!!WE TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING CANT SEE WHAT I’M TYPING BECAUSE OF ALL THE TEARS .UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!!!!

Kay Sumpter

March 15, 2018

You are an Angel 😇 reunion with all those Slaughters You have won that Heavenly Jackpot love 💕 you I really enjoyed being a part of 75 years of LOVE ❤️ RIP Aunt Alice Maria love Kay

Dee Dee Slaughter

March 15, 2018

The Queen
Love this woman of GOD
Alice was the one that would
Call the house and check
How cliff was doing. Fussing
At Cliff. For not doing what he
Should be doing.Alice gave me
Love . excepted me with out
No hesitation. Our talks kept
Me going
Family. I send my love and my
Heart felt condolences
Love you
Dee Dee Slaughter

Jada Jones

March 14, 2018

She love her Kay and Preacher 😘

Linda Smith

March 14, 2018

I love this picture sent to me from Joyce . A birthday celebration of Mama Sally. I could sit at my grandmother's feet and listen to her and Aunt Alice tell stories about our family history. We have a rich family history. I visited Aunt Alice in August to celebrate her 75th Birthday. Aunt Alice had so many pictures and she shared more family history. Thank you Aunt Alice and family for this memory.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

At the age of 20 Alice moved to Chicago with two children Roy and Beverly Joyce. Shortly after she was joined by her nephew Bobby Joe and niece Annie Mae whom she referred to as her brother and sister. She later had four more children Debbie, Loretta, Lisa, and Pamela. Whom she ruled with an iron (fist). She joined Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was a member until she made Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) her permanent church home. As a member of TUCC Alice was a part of the Active Senior Ministry and a volunteer for The Amani Care Center.

She worked at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago now known as the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab. While there amazing things happened: she met lifetime friends and became part of a club called the Golden Girls. They would often have parties and Alice would volunteer her cooking skills, this is how she showed her love. The Golden Girls would travel to different events and venues throughout the city. While still working at rehab she met and later married the love of her life Iziel Richard-Bey in 1982 and together they would travel, enjoy the casinos, and often played each other in Gin Rummy for money.

Alice was famous for her amazing German Chocolate, Carmel, lemon and pound cakes. Her “slap your momma” sweet potato pie smell would have you running to her house. Alice also had a love for canning, and would often go to the farm to pick fresh fruits and vegetables to make her own apple butter, peach and grape jelly. One of Alice specialties was making ceramics. She would have shows and sell her ceramic masterpieces. A love for flowers and a beautiful garden that reflected her love for the color Green.

On March 8, 2018 Queen Alice gained her wings.

She loves to life her husband Iziel Richard-Bey; one sister, Emma Simmons; two brothers, JC Slaughter (Roberta) and Roosevelt Slaughter (Ernestine); her children, Roy (Veda), Beverly Joyce, Debbie, Loretta (Larry), Lisa, Pamela, Ricky (Lawan), Rozena, Pearletta (Kevin); and a village of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation, Saturday March 17, 2018 10:00 a.m. until the start of her 75 Years of Love Celebration at 11:00 a.m. at Kenny Brothers Funeral Directors, 3600 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, phone 708-425-4500. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL. www.kennybrothersfuneral.com