Lionel Dwayne Loper Sr.

Born: Thu., Sep. 21, 1978
Died: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 05, 2019
Location: Shiloh Baptist Church

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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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Annie Barfield
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Mattie Pearl, Lisa and whole family is in my thoughts and prayers now and always! RIH in Lionel!!
He looked after his family while here on earth and still looking out for them as their Guardian Angel from heaven. LOVE all of you!!

Sina Matthews
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019

GARDEN PATH was sent by Kimberlynn Matthews.

Sending My heartfelt condolences to your family during this difficult time. With Love, Kimberlynn Matthews

Arethea Bradley
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
Praying for the family and asking God to heal the hearts of the family,From the Lee- Bradley

   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
I thank God that He allowed me to have you as a part of my life and that the last words we spoke were I love you. Our friendship went back 21 years and I am grateful that we kept in touch always no matter the distance or circumstance! You'll always be a part of my heart!

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