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Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL

OBITUARY

Terry McWilliams

December 14, 1955July 19, 2020
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Terry McWilliams, age 64, of Calumet City, Illinois passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Beloved father of Terrance and Tyran (Clarissa) ; cherished grandfather of Iyana, Terrance Jr., Tavion, Joseph, Isys and India; loving son of Geraldine and the late Norris McWilliams; fond brother of Patricia (William) Goodman, Clarence (Barbara), Cora (Vincent) Jones, Jacqueline, Diane (Richard) Jackson Morris, Marguerite Nelms, Kathleen Green, Joanne and the late Doreen Housworth & Dennis; dear uncle of many. A celebration of life for Terry will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 7750 West Cermak Road, Forest Park, IL 60130. Private memorial service to follow. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Woodlawn Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodlawnchicago.com for the McWilliams family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

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Rochelle Robinson

August 1, 2020

I have the fondest memories of childhood growing up on Chicago's west side and next door to Terry and his family.
The wonderful neighbors on the 3800 block of Maypole Ave., were people whose children I played with, whose front and back porches I sat on, and in whose homes that I felt safe and welcome. I am so happy to have known Terry, his mother and siblings. We knew how to look out for one another, we shared moments that bring joy and laughter to my heart, and Terry was so much a part of those moments. For that I say, thank you.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends who have gathered to honor and say goodbye to Terry. May he rest forever in peace.

Dorothy Holliday

July 30, 2020

This is for Your Loving Mother for the things you don’t know but if I can make your pain a little better yes Dorothy Jean when Terry was station in Hawaii we ran into each other we both was Shopping at the Mall my Husband at the time also was station there imagine that Aunt Gerald he took care all of us with his Big Smile and wit I Love you Aunt Gerald You’re niece DOROTHY Jean

Cedrick Nichols

July 30, 2020

Growing up I was one of Terry's younger 1st cousins...too young to hang out, but old enough to want to. I remember Terry as a smooth brother. I also remember seeing his Navy picture hanging on the wall in our living room. Its probably one of the reasons I decided to join. RIP Big cuz!

Louwendy Jenkins

July 30, 2020

Dorothy Holliday

July 27, 2020

Alright now here come your crying first cousin Dorothy Jean remember when we live across the street from y’all you used to make me cry pretend like something was wrong with my Favorite first cousin your Brother Clarence when we was out side playing and we used to think of games to play I used to Love when you spoke Wilbert Wilbert got brain oh and our Church St. Jude Down by the river side a Song I’m never forget RIH Cuz

Connie Banks

July 27, 2020

I grew up with Terry and the entire McWilliams family. We lived on the 3rd floor, they lived on the 2nd floor. I remember oh so many days and nights where Terry was practicing on that piano. He got really good at it. And while life sent us on our separate ways as young adults, the family bond was still there. I would see Terry every once in awhile and it was always good seeing him.
You will be missed Bro! Rest in Heaven! We'll see you again!
Connie Banks

Diane McWilliams

July 27, 2020

There is so much I can say. The greatest impact you've had on my life is your love for the Navy. Because of that, I honor, respect, and hold dear all that served and those that are serving. I will miss our Veteran's Day calls, and I will continue to raise my flag in your honor. Rest well, until we meet again!

Your little sister Diane

Geraldine McWilliams

July 26, 2020

My son...My son... I miss our Monday morning calls. We always started our conversation with "What's going on? and always ended with "I love you and I love you too! " I miss you so much.

Love Mama

Ruthy Brice

July 26, 2020

Cousin Terry, one of my favorite memories of you, is when we would all visit Big Mama and Papa's house after Sunday morning service at St. Jude's Church. This will always be a memory to cherish. The families would meet up after church, (Independence Ave where our grandparents lived at the time) to eat, laugh, and just have fun! You were so much fun to be around! As we got older, you and I kept in touch as much as possible. I will miss you! Love you Terry, cousin Ruthy

Patricia Goodman

July 26, 2020

Keep singing and keep glorifying God with the angels. Until I see you again... rest in peace my brother. Love you!

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Big Brother

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Brothers

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Big Mac and the Six
Diane, Mama, Terry, Pat, Jackie, Cora and Clarence

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TERRY AND FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER

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Jackie and Terry

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Deacon

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