Rosita Christine McKinnis

December 30, 1949 ~ May 2, 2020 (age 70)


The world was blessed with the presence of an angel in the name of Rosita C. McKinnis on December 30, 1949. She was born to Rose and Arthur Evans in Joliet, IL. She was one of three children. She ascended home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Rosita was educated in the Lockport, IL School System. She chose, as was her nature to employ herself in Home Care. Helping was her first nature. I was told the love she showered her clients with was a hard act to follow. She was married once in her life to Cleophus McKinnis. She was a member of Bethlehem Healing Temple of Lockport.

Rosita was preceded in death by her parents Rose and Arthur; brother, Christopher “Sugar Bear” Evans; granddaughter, Trashawna M. Bray; and daughter, Samantha Christina Evans.

Rosita leaves to cherish her memories: one sister, Hattie (Arthur) Newell of Joliet, IL; her children, Rickey (Kelly) Evans of Kentucky, Rachell Evans of Chicago, IL, Kimberly McKinnis of Lockport, IL, Leon (Loree) McKinnis of Joliet, IL and Damien (Katie) Ware of Champaign, IL with whom blessed her with twelve grandchildren, twenty great grand-children and one great-great grandchild; she is also survived by a host of other family and friends to celebrate her life.

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May 13, 2020

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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