June 10, 1950 – August 27, 2019
This is not an ad for a pawn shop but a biography of a beautiful and amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. Louise "Nana" Maggitt was know for her comical stories and keen sense of humor. Her Faith in God and undying love for her family was stronger than her battle with her health.
Nana leave behind a dysfunctional family whom she was proud of and loved dearly. She was forthright with her opinions and had a knack for telling it like it is. Everyone knew where they stood with her. She left behind a hell of a lot of stuff to her daughter and granddaughters who neither of them knows what to do with it. Her favorite thing to tells us was we were her favorite girls!
Louise Maggitt; born June 10, 1950 in Bruce, Mississippi: was called home on August 27, 2019 at the young age of 69. She was preceded in death by her parents Eugene P. Harris and Amie l. Lee and sister Linda J. Evans. Louise accepted Christ and Baptized at Community Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL on December 28, 1975 to Pastor Lowell Torgeron Jr. She later attended Calvary Church of Naperville from Spring of 1996 to Summer of 2019.
Louise graduated from Austin High School in 1968 and received her Associates Degree in Applied Science of Graphic Arts from the College of DuPage in March 2002. Louise then furthered her career as an educator. After 21 years as an Administrative Assistant, she retired on June 25, 2019 from College of DuPage, leaving behind a slew of close friends and memories.
Louise met her husband, John, in May 1968 and they immediately formed an inseparable bond. They solidified their bond in Holy Matrimony on March 27, 1971. They traveled the world and enjoyed each others' company for 51 years and thereafter until she was called home by the Lord.
Louise was a woman who spoke the truth despite how you may feel. But she always sealed that truth with a Kiss. she was a woman of faith that was genuine to a fault. She had the heart of a lion and the spirit of a warrior. She would go the distance for everyone she lobed and believed in.
Louise leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 51 years, John Maggitt; her daughter, Stacey Maggitt: 1 brother; Leonard Harris (Beverly); 3 granddaughters, Cierra Maggitt, Candance Harris and Caisi Harris; 2 great-grandchildren, Kamryn Smith and Kyndi Harris; and a host of nieces, nephews and a very close friends.
A Memorial Service will be from 4pm-5pm on September 5, 2019 at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL 60532. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Edwards Hospital Cancer Center in Naperville, IL. For more information please call 630-964-9392 or visit blakelambfuneralhome.com
- Memorial Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
September 13, 2019
I worked with Louise at COD. She was one of the sweetest people I had ever met, someone who could lift your heart up. Louise, even though I have been away from COD for 7 years now, I still remember how you were always striving to improve COD's processes. But even more, I remember what a gentle and kind soul you were, and a blessing to those you interacted with.
Felicia and Bill Evans
September 5, 2019
To John, Stacey, and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Lou, I have missed you ever since I moved back home, and I will miss you always. I will miss our laughs, our talks, your smile, and your tell-it-like-it-is advice. My life was more special because I knew you.
To John: Bill and I are both happy to have met you both. You and Lou (labelle) are the epitome of I what marriage should be like.
Thank you both for the memories, the laughter, and advice.
Love Bill and Felicia Evans
Pittsburgh, PA (formerly from Aurora/Naperville Illinois)
September 4, 2019
My fondest memories of Mrs. Maggitt, is being friends with her daughter Stacey, Mrs. Maggitt definitely kept things real, never one to sugarcoat anything, either accept what she had to say, or move on! She was a sweet woman, who loved her family dearly, and will truly be missed!! To my friend Stacey, Mr. Maggitt, and the family, my prayers are with you all, cherish the memories, and know that you will see her again. Love you always, Stephanie
September 3, 2019
May God Bless the family with personal comfort during this time of
losing a love one.
My condolence to the family
August 29, 2019
To John, Stacey, and the rest of the Maggitt family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lou was one of a kind, truly a woman of God. I enjoyed our long after-work talk times. She beamed when she spoke of you, John. She loved God and her family. I wish we could have heard her voice and saw her smile one last time. I still remember and follow the Godly advice she gave now. Before we relocated back to Pittsburgh, Lou had prayer with me and my husband Bill and gave us Godly advice about marriage and what it takes to make a marriage last. We loved her like family. She'd always say, she will be at the party (with Jesus)! I'm glad I accepted Christ, so I will see her at the party! Love, Felicia and Bill.