Clouds

Mrs. Louise Strong

December 22, 2020

Obituary

 

Louise Sutton Strong, was born to the late Zeline and Jonas Sutton on August 10,1919 in Evanston, Illinois. She was blessed to live 101lh beautifuluears. She was the last of her six siblings, Tenelle Barton, Mae Lee Cosby, Mildred Childs, Josephine Maupin, Thelma Washington, and James E. Sutton. She attended the Evanston public school system. She later attended what is now known as National Louis University to take a class in Child Growth and Development. Louise had a magnetic love for children. Louise joined Ebenezer AME Church of Evanston on August 10,1928 under Reverend Fountain. She was proud of her family history within the Ebenezer Church, which began before 1907 with her father laying bricks for the current structure. Over the years, Louise served her church in many capacities and received many certificates and awards. Most recently in 2020, she received the Legacy Missionary Award for serving as a Missionary for over 75 years. Louise married Albert A. Strong Sr. November 5, 1949 and enjoyed almost 50 years of marriage before he preceded her in death April 17, 1999. While married to Albert she transitioned into the roll of homemaker and took pleasure in caring for the home, while he went to work at the Evanston Post Office. Louise shared love with so many children throughout her life. She raised her daughter Angelique Brown and great-nephew Michael Sutton. She adored her nieces, nephews and ,:." grandchildren. She would do anything for them. She had "God sent" children. She connected deeply with many members of the church and community. She often took on a maternal role for so many and affectionately turned youngsters into her daughters and sons. There are too many names to list Louise was a people person; she loved the art of conversation. She had a bright personality and an amazing memory. She has seen so much during her lifetime. She lived through the great depression and often talked about the struggles of growing up during that time. She was also an activist staying involved in the efforts for equal rights during the turbulent 60'S and 70'S. Louise could remember as far back as age 5. She could recite poetry and songs that she learned in school. Her favorite poem was "In the Morning" by Paul Lawrence Dunbar. She loved to dance and as a young adult won many jitterbug dance contests. Being very social, she was a member of the Sedate Six Club. She was also a member of Socialites Madern Club which rented the Masonic Temple and hired BB King to perform. Her advice from her Mom, which she handed down, was to "be well read and well-traveled". Louise was preceded in death by her husband Albert A. Strong Sr. and son Michael J. Strong. She leaves to cherish her memory and celebrate her life her children Albert A. Strong Jr. (Dorothy), Arneta L. Young (Richard), Angelique Y. Brown. Michael V. Sutton; 10 Grandchildren: 14 Great-grandchildren; one centurion cousin Estelle Long; a host of nieces, nephews,

 

 

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

Due to Covid-19 we ask that while attending services that you please wear your mask and remember to social distance.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mrs. Louise Strong, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St
EVANSTON, IL 60201

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St
EVANSTON, IL 60201

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
January 6, 2021

Sunset Memorial Lawns
3100 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

© 2021 Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy