Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Irene V. Lott

August 18, 1941March 17, 2020

Irene Virginia Lott, 78, of Rockford, IL, departed this earthly life, March 17, 2020. Irene was born August 18, 1941 in Lexington, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Rev. Howard and Gaitha (Fuller) Barmore, and later her family moved to Rockford, Illinois. Irene married Add Lott, Jr on December 30, 1957 in Mississippi. Irene worked many years at American Chicle, Hilander Foods and as a demonstrator for WIRTC Beverages. Irene received her GED; licensed beautician from Nolans’ Cosmetology School, Rockford, Illinois and received her Associate’s Degree from Rock Valley College. Irene leaves behind her many loving memories, husband of 62 years, Add; 3 step-daughters who she loved unconditionally, Jennifer (Rev. Willie) Miller, Betty Ann (Rick) Douglas, and Vanessa Cannon; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Melvin (Antionette) Barmore, Samuel (Gloria) Barmore, William (Evelyn) Barmore, Christopher (MaryAnn) Barmore, and Bruce Barmore; sisters, Nancy (Harry) Hagger, Mary (Stan) Barmore-Reese, and Odessa Barmore; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Eleanor Marks, and Rev. Priscilla Adktins; brother, Phillip Barmore, and step-daughter, Toni (Brown) Cevera. Due to the coronavirus, private family services will take place. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.


  • Visitation for Irene, gathering of 10 people at a time only. Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Irene V. Lott

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Robert and Ora Johnson

March 23, 2020

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