Tomora Summit

October 21, 1964 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 59) 59 Years Old

Tomora Summit Obituary

Tomora R. Summit was welcomed into the world October 21, 1964 in Joliet, IL to the late Gustine Summit and Aaron Smith.

Tomora’s spiritual roots were planted at Brown Chapel A.M.E. where she grew up as a child. It was in her home church where she first excepted Christ as her Lord and Savior. Tomora was educated in Joliet public schools and discovered early on that she had a gift and passion for cosmetology. She would graduate and later go on to receive a cosmetology license for hair where she would continue for countless years to do what she loved.

However, there was nothing Tomora loved more than spending time with her family, friends, and loved ones. Always, just a phone call away for all who needed her, for a braiding appointment, a helping hand, or a listening ear, she would make herself available. She enjoyed cooking, shopping, puzzles, and games. But her greatest fulfillment was raising, taking care of, and pouring into all her grandchildren, younger cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Tomora was called home on January 10, 2024. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Gustine Summit and Aaron Smith; along with her sisters, Cynthia Summit Thompson, and Theresa Summit; and grandmother, Tomora Summit.

Tomora, also known to her loved ones as Shell, leaves to cherish her memories: her siblings: brothers, Bernard Summit, Avery Smith, Timothy Smith, Darrell Smith, Roger Thompson, Thomas (Grace) Smith, Reggie Carter, and Michael Campbell; sisters, Yolanda Summit, Glenice Summit, Tammy Smith, and Joy Barnett; children: Russell (Cynquetta) Barefield Jr., Bryson Barefield, Trishiana Williams, and Kortesha Summit, along with 20 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends. 


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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Minor-Morris Funeral Home, Ltd.
112 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

January 27, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
1502 E. Mills Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM
Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church
1502 E. Mills Road
Joliet, Illinois 60433


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