Everjean Starkey

August 30, 1937 ~ June 7, 2019 (age 81)


Celebrating the Life of Everjean Starkey

Everjean Thornton was born August 30, 1937 in Helena, AR to the union of Florence Phillips and William Thornton.  She was the oldest of seven children.

Everjean accepted Christ at an early age. 

Leaving Helena, Everjean was a wonderful and very outspoken child growing up! She was very strict and she wouldn’t mind telling you how she felt and even showing you!

In the early year of 1962, Everjean met and married James Starkey, and to that union, God blessed them with two sons, Fredrick and Maurice!

In 1967, Everjean affectionately called, Ms. Starkey moved to Chicago, Illinois but she wasn’t alone; she moved with her two sons and her husband, James.

A few years after moving to Chicago, Mrs. Starkey was employed as a Food Server Assistant at the Forest Park Elementary School.

She later became a member of The Lebanon Baptist Church where she remained until her death.

Ms. Starkey was a wonderful and loving Mother and worked very hard to take care of her family! Ms. Starkey loved to laugh, she loved her an ice cold Pepsi and she loved to eat. But most of all she had a wonderful smile and was a joy to be around.

Ms. Starkey was a loving grandmother, she loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren! Her world would simply light up every chance she would get to see her grandchildren!

For over the past 17 years God blessed Ms. Everjean Starkey with a Loyal, Loving, Wonderful, Hard Working, Patient, and Trustworthy granddaughter, whom she knew she could call any time of day. She loved her granddaughter, Latrice D. Starkey-Smith, Ms. Starkey loved Latrice! Latrice had no problem doing Ms. Starkey’s hair, taking her shopping or even taking her to get something to eat.

Latrice did what God led her to do, Latrice took extremely good care of her grandmother. Latrice put her own personal needs aside and took wonderful care of her grandmother. In every Doctor’s appointments, Latrice was there. Even if Latrice couldn’t make it, God blessesd her with two other partners who took the time out of their busy schedules and cared for Ms. Starkey; Tyron Smith Sr. and Ann R. Hurn.

It was on June 7, 2019 God saw that Ms. Starkey was tired, So he whispered to her and said “Well done thy good and faithful servant, Welcome to your New home” and she answered and went on home with the Lord.

She leaves to cherish her wonderful memories her husband, James Starkey, two sons, Fredrick Blakely (Irene) Maurice Starkey (Ann Renee); her grandchildren, James D. Starkey, Latrice D. Smith (Tyron) Charisse, Maurice Jr, Fredrick Blakely Jr. and Terranzo Antonio Foster; 10 great grandchildren; a special daughter, Liz Massey; a loving and special best friend, Annie R. Hurn and a host of sisters and brothers, Leroy and Charlie; nieces, nephews and close family and friends.

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June 17, 2019

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lebanon Baptist Church
1503 W. 67th Street
Chicago, IL 60636

Funeral Service
June 17, 2019

10:00 AM
Lebanon Baptist Church
1503 W. 67th Street
Chicago, IL 60636

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