Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL


Jewell D. Minor

April 23, 1928August 19, 2020

Jewell D. Minor, age 92, longtime resident of Harvey, IL, passed away on August 19, 2020. Loving wife of the late Booker T. Minor; Cherished mother of David (Darlene) Minor; Beloved grandma of David Jr., Michael (Melody), Victoria, Christin, Jewell (John), Justin, and Jessica; Adoring great-grandmother of many; Dear aunt of Sonia and Greg. Jewell will join in Heaven her parents, Curtis and Ethelbert Kennedy, and her brothers, Boots and Herbert Kennedy. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, 8/29, at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Chapel Hill Gardens South 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.


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Dorothy Brockington Bins

August 29, 2020

Jewell was a treasure. She called me almost every Sunday for a number of years. Seeing her phone number made my day. We talked politics and what was on Nightline. No matter where I moved she sent a birthday card and Christmas card. I’m happy I was able to see her last September. She is missed and loved.


August 28, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the Minor Family.
Jewell was a long time client of ours at Kusay Tax Service. I will miss her sweet voice on the phone and our once a year tax appointment.
Jewell would occasionally call just to chat, I know she missed her husband dearly and was very proud of her family.

Rest In Peace, Jewell

Jessica Minor

August 27, 2020

Grandma you will always be in our hearts. Your love, your voice, your laughter, your smile, and the memories we shared together will forever be imprinted in our minds. Grandma you will always be forever loved and always remembered.

Jewell Minor

August 27, 2020

My Grandmother never failed to greet you with a big hug and a kiss. She always called me her name sake in the sweetest voice. Her smile and her beauty could always light up the whole room instantly.
There are so many things that I could say about you, but the list will go on for ever and will never end. You are the most incredible human being I have ever met. You have always bragged about me. Now, it is my time to brag about you. Your life was full of joy, laughter, and amazing moments. There was never a dull moment when my Grandmother had your attention.
Thank you for your sacrifices, your care and concern, your love and everything that you have done for me. I know you are in a much better place. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my 'grandmother' AKA big Jewell. Rest in Peace Grandma we love and miss you so much.

Sonija Dewberry

August 26, 2020

Jewel Minor was my aunt. She was a remarkable woman who I always look forward to seeing her at my house or one of our long talks on the phone. She brought joy wherever she went. My family and I celebrated so many events and celebrations with my Aunt Jewel over the years with my uncle Booker T. Minor Jr. She was compassionate and always a great person to go to for advice. My world was a better place because she was in it.

My sincere condolences to her son, David Minor who she loved dearly and his wife Darlene and all of her grandchildren.

She is now in heaven joined together with (Bo) her husband in their everlasting love.
Myself her niece Sonija and nephew Gregory, she will always be in our hearts forever.

Toni Mounce

August 25, 2020

I loved Jewell very much since meeting her in 1987. She was a wonderful woman. She will be missed by many, including myself and Michael. My deepest condolences to all of the family and prayers for all of you. She is now an angel watching over us. Toni Mounce and grandson Michael Minor


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