Mr. Allan A. Cousins

June 6, 1944 ~ February 13, 2022 (age 77)


Allan Anglin Cousins was born on June 6th, 1944, in Tydixon, Worthy Park, St. Catherine, Jamaica West Indies to Traverse and
Doris Cousins. He was the fifth of six children. Allan was also known as Josh/Trainer to most people that he grew up with or to those who
were around him. Dad grew up in Tydixon and lived in the family home. He attended Camperdown All Age School in Tydixon. He also attended Evanston Township High Evening Institute. Let's talk about dad's early days ... the story goes; dad wasn't far from his family at any time as he
grew up. Growth taught him well and he learned how to be responsible assisting with chores at home even the combing of his sisters' hair
and also helping his older brother. The family then reside in Linstead St. Catherine. After Allan left school, his first job was working at Mr.
Hadad Shoe store in Linstead. He later perused painting as a profession and became a taxi driver later on in life.

Reaching manhood, he met a beautiful young lady by the name of Jessie, and she swept him off his feet; he fell in love with her immediately. Allan pursued her and made sure to capture her heart. They co-habitated and together they produced three children, Dale (Paula), Keith (Paul) and Dave (Mark). I guess the deal was sealed love blossomed and Allan and Jessie were married.

He migrated to the United States of America, leaving his family behind, it was hard for him as I watch my dad broke down while crying tears not wanting to leave us behind; (I was told by Aunt Una that he carried a picture of us (the family) as we were the motivation for his hard work). Years past and thousands of miles from Jamaica, and Dad's loyalty to his family would continue. The family was united with him in Evanston, Illinois in August 1987. Like all families there were conflicts and sacrifices made. As Allan grew older, he believed that a man is king in his own castle; he bought a home in Des Plaines, Illinois to secure his family's well-being. Allan fostered his grandsons, Carl and Lance, when they were separated
from their biological parents. He was gainfully employed at Northwestern University as a Custodian for thirty-seven (37) years which led to his retirement August 1,2020.

During the year of 2018, Allan had a seizure as the doctors described to this family. Thereafter he continuously complained of sickness and
pain. He was in and out of the hospital various times during the latter part of 2021. His wife Jessie constantly stayed by his side earnestly praying for healing and deliverance while giving him the best care she could. A love that lasted almost sixty (60) years, in sickness and 
please keep the family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director

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February 3, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

American Legion Service
February 26, 2022

4:00 PM

March 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Mt. Zion Tabernacle Church
2101 Dempster St
Evanston, IL 60201

Interment following funeral service
March 4, 2022

NORTHBROOK, IL 60062-7714

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