Irma English

Irma Mary English

Saturday, June 29th, 1929 - Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Irma Mary English, a retired crossing guard with the City of Chicago, received her heavenly wings on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the tender age of 91.

Irma was born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi on June 29, 1929 to William Claude Suttles and Daisy Bailey Suttles. She came to Chicago at the age of four. She attended Forrestville Elementary School and Farren Elementary School and graduated June 1943. She graduated from DuSable High School in June 1947.  She later attended Wilson Junior College for two years and Peters Business School.  In 1955 she met and married Robert W. English, and from that union four children were born: William, Sherwin, Patricia, and Romain. 

Irma, worked at Kuppenheimer Cloths, Woolworth, Spiegel, World Book Encyclopedia, United States Post Office, and the City of Chicago as a Crossing Guard where she retired. 

Irma was a devoted mother and served in various positions on PTA ‘s at her children’s school. She loved arts and crafts and was heavily involved in her Block Club and was a member of the CAPS program. Irma was a spiritual child of God and involved with many church activities at her House of Worship, Trinity United Church of Christ under the leadership of Jeremiah Wright and Otis Moss, III.

Irma is survived by her brother; Jesse Naylor, her children; William (Dora), Sherwin (Shawn), Patricia (Elder Bobbi) and Romain (Carolyn); her grandchildren; LeSean, Raphael, Keshia, Anthony, & Evan, her great-grandchildren; Justin, Shiloh, LeSean II, D’andre, Bre, Jaden Rakai, andRaphael Jr, her great-great grandchildren; Easton, and Malakai, her beloved spiritual daughter; Doris Harris-Gayles and spiritual grandson; Jaamal Gayles and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Irma is preceded by her husband Robert W. English, mother, Daisy Bailey Suttles, her father William Claude Suttles and her brother Marvin Suttles. 

Irma will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew of her. 
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Service Details

  • Interment

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 |
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    11500 S Fairfield Ave
    Chicago, Illinois 60655
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Cage Memorial Chapel
    7651 S. Jeffery Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60649
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Service by Officiant Reverend Michael Sykes


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Posted at 09:21pm
To the English Family
I thank the Lord for meeting your mother Sister English, she and I would sit and talk about the Lord. We would read scriptures from the Daily Bread booklet and the Bible. She and I became friends. We thank God for her life, l enjoyed my time spent with her. May God comfort your hearts and minds at this time.
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our briefs, and carried our sorrows.

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