Willa Marie Huskey-Young

February 10, 1937April 15, 2018
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Willa Marie Huskey-Young was born on February 10, 1937 and passed away on April 15, 2018


  • Visitation Monday, April 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Willa Marie Huskey-Young

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Katharina (Kathy) Corado

April 24, 2018

Dear Mama,

It's hard for me to say goodbye. I will always cherish the time we had together. Thank you for taking me into you home, taking care of me without assistance from anyone. You taught me a great deal about life. I learned so much about taking care of others from you. Thank you mama! You are forever the best. Love you.


April 24, 2018

I would like to extend my condolences to the family

Philippa Curry

April 20, 2018

The “Children”

Carliss Ratley

April 19, 2018

My Other Mother

You are the other Mother I received,
The day I wed your son
And I want to thank you Momma,
For the loving things, you’ve done.

You’ve given me a gracious Man,
With whom I share my life
You are his Mother,
And I his Wife.

You used to pat his little head,
And now I hold his hand
You raised in love a little boy,
And then gave me a Man.

Love always until we meet again.
Your loving Daughter-in-Law

Carliss Ratley “The Valet”

Charles Ratley Sr

April 19, 2018


I dedicated my life to honor and respect you. You deposited so many wonderful things into my being. I thank you for the Reader’s Digest you would bring home to me each week from work. You wanted me to expand my vocabulary by learning Word Power Made Easy (20 new words and definitions weekly).

At a time when it was not popular to do so, you found money from somewhere so that your children would have educational material above and beyond what the schools provided. I remember the Britannica Encyclopedia (Cyclo-Teacher) and The Negro Heritage book collections you bought us. You ignited a fire in me that has translated into a life-long learning philosophy.

When I was a little boy you looked like a Giant to me. When I became a Man, I understood you being a Giant had little to do with your stature but more to do with the loving and giving person; that I along with countless others whose life you touched, came to know and love.

You encouraged me to pursue a relationship with God by making sure I went to Church and by reciting scriptures to me over the years. You loved the Lord and I know you are with Him because you fulfilled Jesus's Greatest Commandments.

Many times throughout my life there have been people who misunderstood me, didn’t believe in me and tried to destroy anything concerning me. You inspired me to motivate myself regardless of the circumstances. The most memorable advice you gave to me, as a 13 year-old boy was whenever I was attacked, talked about, and or miss-judged, “Prove Them Wrong!” It has been the cornerstone of my life’s path. You also taught me that as long as I know the truth and God knows, nothing and no one else matters. I love you Moma and am grateful for the 60 plus years God has allowed me to be in your presence and under your guidance, your loving Son, Charlie!

Philippa Curry

April 18, 2018

Ma... you were always “jazzy” and had a presence that lit up a room. I love you soooo much. My running buddy, my “Ching-a-ling” partner in crime. Your loving daughter “Punch”

Philippa Curry

April 18, 2018

Ma, you were always “jazzy” and had a presence about you that lit up a room. I love you sooooo much!! -Punch

Philippa Curry

April 18, 2018

Granny, you had me since birth... your baby, loving Grandson, Alan (Choppy)

Alexis Beauford

April 18, 2018

Thank you for all of your love and wisdom over these years. The way you took to us and created relationships with each of us truly made us love you even more. We love you always and we thank you for loving us too.

-Kenny, Lexi & Jobby Wobby

Sandra aka "Lisa" Heidt

April 18, 2018


Asher & I will truly miss our Friendship Fridays, Creative Music Exchange and Keen Chicago autism outings. You were a joy to take with and touched the hearts of many you met. I will miss you forever.

With the utmost admiration and love.

Your eldest daughter😢💋👭😘💔!