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Lionel Dwayne Loper Sr.

September 21, 1978 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 40)
Lionel Dwayne Loper, Sr.  (Vinnie, Wee feet) was born on September 21, 1978 to Mattie Pearl Loper.  God called him home on Friday, December 28, 2018.

He accepted Christ at a young age and continued in his faith.  He attended Joliet Public Schools and graduated from Joliet West High School.  He was employed as a laborer locally for Walmart Warehouse and worked for a short time at DHL warehouse.  He was also an entrepreneur and prepared taxes for family and friends.

Lionel had a love for sports, grilling and fishing.  He specifically loved the Chicago sports teams; the Bulls, Bears and the Cubs.  He loved playing anything with competition, because he almost always won.  His favorite games were Family Feud, Atari, PlayStation and Wii.  Lionel was also a founding member of Heaven City, Inc. (a local record label) where he did everything that was needed.

Lionel was preceded in death by his son, Lijah Loper; father, Jack McCormick; grandparents, Elijah and Ruby Traylor and brothers, Tyrone and Eddie McCormick.

Lionel leaves to celebrate and cherish his memories; four children, Lexus, Lionae, Lionel Jr. and Lijahna Loper; mother Mattie (Traylor) Loper; siblings, Lisa Loper-Houston, Doris, James and Garland McCormick; favorite nieces and nephew, Mary, Mylisa and Dondre; great nieces and nephews, Aaliyah, Jay and Jiyah Houston; aunts, Pearl Perry, Bessie Nobles and Linda Traylor; uncles, Roy (Eloise) Traylor of Millry, AL, Stanley Traylor of Plainfield, IL and Tommie McDonald and Mack McCormick, both of Chicago, IL; and a host of special relatives and friends.

Interment following @ Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet, IL.
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