Henry Revis, Sr. entered this life on February 11, 1935, in Asheville, North Carolina to the late John Edmond Revis and Catherine Revis. He was the fifth of five children. At an early age he joined and was baptized at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Evanston, IL. He continued his spiritual up bringing by joining Fisher Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in 1960. He served as a member of the Church Trustee Board.
He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1954. Following his graduation, he felt a need to serve his chuniri, so he enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina from 1954-1957. In 1955, while stationed at Fort Bragg, he met and married Gracie Lee Revis, the love of his life for 47 years. Shortly after being married, he moved back to Evanston with his wife and three children, Myrel, Barbara and Henry, Jr.
Henry worked at the Evanston Post Office for over 30 years and retired in 1991. After retirement he continued working as a School Crossing Guard for the City of Evanston. He was a loving and caring husband and father. He loved sports, bowling, traveling and was very active in his community Henry coached Little League, and was a founding member of the Minus-five Club, that hosted many community events.
He joined the American Legion Post 42 in Evanston. He held many positions. He was past Commander American Legion District Department of Illinois and Past Commander, Evanston American Legion Post 42. Henry was preceded in death by his Wife Gracie Lee Revis, his father, John E. Revis, Mother, Catherine Revis, Siblings Elizabeth, Cornelia, Lillian, John Jr., and stepbrother John Thompson.
Henry leaves to cherish his memory, three children: Myrel, Barbara (Terrance) Wright, and Henry, Jr, 3 grandchildren, Michelle, Brittney and Shayna; 1 great-grandson, Aiden, a host of Nieces and Nephews, 3 Sister-in-laws, Marie McMillan, Georgia (Larkin) King, and Sandra McMillan; a host of relatives and friends. Also, devoted friends Hurvie (Pat) Fox, Wayne Davis and a Special Friend Susan Aron. Please keep the family in your prayers. Arrangements to be announced.
Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette ~ Funeral Director
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