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Ressie Echols

September 11, 1926 ~ August 15, 2019 (age 92)

Obituary

Ressie Echols was born in Memphis, Tennessee on September 11, 1926 to the late Robert and Mary Jamerson.  She surrendered her life to the Lord at an early age and was a long time member of St. Mark M. B. Church under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Smith and later, Pastor Jim Smith.  Ressie worked as a school lunch matron at Alaine L. Locke Elementary School for many years and was well known in the community.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James.  She leaves to cherish her memory her five children:  James Maurice, Larry (Carlita), Cheryl (James) Hickson, Ronald (Ava) and Patricia Echols.  She also leaves two sisters:  Marie Penilton and Dorothy Hicks both of Chicago and one brother, Robert Jamerson of Chicago Heights, Illinois; many grandchildren and great grandchildren, many former Locke School graduates and life long friends.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 21, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 21, 2019

11:00 AM
Ridgelawn Funeral Home
4201 West Ridge Road
Gary, IN 46408

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