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Patricia Gant

May 9, 2019

Patricia Gant (Pat) was born June 16, 1952 in Joliet, Illinois and entered eternal life Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pat was the youngest of five children born to Ethel and Robert Gant both of whom preceded her in death.

She was educated in the Joliet Township school system. For many years she worked at Walgreens as a Pharmacy Technician and Cashier. Throughout her career she encountered many people and left a long, lasting impression.  

Pat accepted Christ at a very early age at Second Baptist in Joliet, Illinois and lived a committed life helping others. She was a friend to all she met. She had a gift to make everyone feel accepted and apart of her family.

Pat was blessed with two beautiful children Michael T. Gant (Mickey) and Michele T. Gant (Shell), whom she loved dearly.

Pat always was willing and ready to help, rather it was her time, conversation, or a shoulder to cry on. She opened her heart and home to many. Throughout her life her love was imprinted on the lives of those she encountered and it brought many blessings to others.

Patricia lived her life to the fullest. Some of her favorite things to do was playing cards, watching Jerry Springer, going to the boat, and sitting on the porch shooting the breeze.  Family meant everything and she displayed the true definition of unconditional love.  Her weekly phone calls and cards in the mail was just one of the ways you know she was thinking of you.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ethel and Robert Gant; sisters, Mae Jewel Gant, Loretta Myers; brother, Terry Gant, and brother-in-law, Floyd Harris, Jr.

Pat leaves to cherish and celebrate her life; her children, Michael Gant (Cicily Gant), Michele Washington (Brian Washington); sister, Opal Harris; nephew/son, Damon Gant (Allison Gant); special daughter, Carmen Carradine; grandchildren, Jakara Juggins, Jake Knox, Aaron Gant, Austin Gant, Autumn Gant; great grandchildren, London Lewis, Anari Simpson and Bryson Knox; sister-in-law Linda Gant and a host of nieces other family and friends.

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