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Kenny Brothers Funeral Directors

3600 West 95Th Street, Evergreen Park, IL

OBITUARY

Joe Black Jr.

November 2, 1940August 31, 2019
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Joe Black Jr. was born in Anguilla, Mississippi on November 2, 1940 to the union of Joe Black Sr. and Jossie (Moore) Black. His parents, along with siblings, George Black, Velma Robinson, Boyzie Davenport, Flora Brown, Obedean Black and Frankie Black preceded him in death.

The family moved to Chicago in 1943 and early in life Joe (casually known as Jack) was involved in an accident that left him mentally disabled. Throughout his life Joe's ability to communicate was limited and at times you may wonder what he was thinking about or going through.

As a kid, Joe would disappear and often be found in the movie theater. He loved playing baseball and because he hit the ball so well, people always wanted him on their team. As he grew older, even with his disabilities, like most people, developed a few habits; smoking and drinking too much soda, but with the help of close family he overcame these vices. Joe had a very good appetite; when it was time to take a trip on Halsted, one of his favorite foods (used as negotiation) was a hamburger. He could become agitated at any given moment; however, if you were lucky and listened, not only with your ears, but with your eyes and heart, you discovered he understood more than you think.

Joe Black Jr. departed this life on August 31, 2019. He leaves, a legacy of life lessons and loving memories, to cherish; a sister Murlean Randle, and a host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Biography

Celebrating the Life of Joe Black Jr.

Joe Black Jr. was born in Anguilla, Mississippi on November 2, 1940 to the union of Joe Black Sr. and Jossie (Moore) Black. His parents, along with siblings, George Black, Velma Robinson, Boyzie Davenport, Flora Brown, Obedean Black and Frankie Black preceded him in death.

The family moved to Chicago in 1943 and early in life Joe (casually known as Jack) was involved in an accident that left him mentally disabled. Throughout his life Joe's ability to communicate was limited and at times you may wonder what he was thinking about or going through.

As a kid, Joe would disappear and often be found in the movie theater. He loved playing baseball and because he hit the ball so well, people always wanted him on their team. As he grew older, even with his disabilities, like most people, developed a few habits; smoking and drinking too much soda, but with the help of close family he overcame these vices. Joe had a very good appetite; when it was time to take a trip on Halsted, one of his favorite foods (used as negotiation) was a hamburger. He could become agitated at any given moment; however, if you were lucky and listened, not only with your ears, but with your eyes and heart, you discovered he understood more than you think.

Joe Black Jr. departed this life on August 31, 2019. He leaves, a legacy of life lessons and loving memories, to cherish; a sister Murlean Randle, and a host of nieces, nephews and family and friends.