OBITUARY

Mavis Jolene Usrey

February 5, 1939June 28, 2019
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Mavis Jolene Usrey, 80, of Rockford passed away Friday, June 28, 2019 at her residence with loving family by her side. Mavis was born on February 5, 1939 in Walnut Ridge, AR the daughter of Lester E. and Hermie M. (Crossen) Sawyer. She married Jerry J. Usrey on December 24, 1966 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 2016. Mavis was a former member of Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ and attended Water of Life Ministries. She loved watching old western movies and TV shows. Mavis loved being around her family. Mavis is survived by her sons: Jerry James (Joanne) Usrey and Michael Usrey; 4 grandchildren: Breanna, Michael, Mitchell and Logan; brother Lester (Mary) Sawyer; sisters Margie Lemons and Veda(Ray) Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Lucy. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family. Service to celebrate Mavis life will be 11:00 am on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park; visitation for Mavis will be from 10:00 am until time of service at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Chapel of Peace in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Mavis is survived by her sons: Jerry James (Joanne) Usrey and Michael Usrey; 4 grandchildren: Breanna, Michael, Mitchell and Logan; brother Lester (Mary) Sawyer; sisters Margie Lemons and Veda (Ray) Williams; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Mavis was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister Lucy.

Services

  • Visitation for Mavis Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Mavis Life Friday, July 5, 2019

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John Mueller

July 5, 2019

Mavis and Jerry were such lovely people. I was honored to have known them. My prayers are with their family and friends. God Bless you all.

John Mueller

Nancy Darlene Brannon

June 29, 2019

To the Usrey Family, I would like to say I am so sorry on the passing of Mavis. I worked with Mavis at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in medical records. Our paths crossed several times a day. We really bonded as she knew my family who were from Walnut Ridge, Ark. My encouragement to you all is that Mavis has reached her highest goal of Heaven. We need to continue of us achieving the same goal of Heaven. Just hold onto God's mighty Hands & He will be with you all through this time. I wish I could be there, but you will be in my prayers daily & my love will surround you in thought.

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