Mrs. Lois J Eley

July 23, 1922 ~ June 6, 2019 (age 96)


Lois P. Eley, born Pearl Lois Johnson on July 23, 1922

in Brookport, IL took her wings on Wednesday morning of June 6,

2019. She is preceded by her parents, William Edward and Savannah

Wheeler, both from Savannah, TN; husband Arthur Eley,

daughter Kerry Long, and six siblings: Grover Johnson, Herschel

Henry Johnson, Sr., Russell Henry Johnson, Sr., Augustine Johnson,

Freeland Johnson and Kathryn “Tink” Westbrook; two half sisters:

Allie Johnson, Annie Lula Johnson and three half brothers:

Harry Johnson, Joseph P. Johnson and Earl Johnson. She lived in

Brookport, IL and graduated from Brookport High School on May

31, 1941.

Lois has two living children, James “Jimi” Howard and

Herschel L. “Butch” Long; both from Evanston, IL. However,

due to failing health, Herschel resides in Radcliff, Kentucky. Lois

gave her life to Christ many years ago and faithfully attended

Second Baptist Church in Evanston, before a series of health problems

prevented her from going. She was an avid reader and there

wasn’t a day that went by that she wasn’t reading. She would read

just about anything but she was especially fond of cowboy books,

novels, and mysteries. She retired from Evanston High School

after many years of service.

Lois leaves to cherish her memory two sons, James (Jimi)

Howard and Herschel (Butch) Long; two grandchildren, James

Howard, Jr. of Evanston, IL, Jontue Devlin (Leonard) of Atlanta,

GA; three great grand children, Oshun Dunn, Royal Dunn, and

James III and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

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