Marlene Paulette (Velius) Hargrave

Born: Sat., May 4, 1946
Died: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Location: Equality Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Location: Equality Location

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Rev. Marlene Paulette Hargrave, 71, of Harrisburg, Ill., formerly of Equality, Ill., passed away at her home on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  She was the activity director of the Fountain View Nursing Home for many years and a retired pastor of the First Church of God in Equality.  Marlene was born on the 4th of May, 1946 in Chicago, the only child of the late Peter Paul and Eleanor M. Velius.  She married the love of her life, Jack D. Hargrave on November 8, 1968 and Jack passed away on January 20, 1997.  Marlene was a member of the First Church of God in West Frankfort.  Marlene and Jack were blessed with five daughters, Shirley and Ed Bowlin of Thompsonville, LaDonna Hargrave of West Columbia, S.C., Melinda and Rob Moore also of West Columbia, Robin Rodriguez of Ridgway, Jackie Asena of Adelanto, Cal.; thirteen grandchildren, Justin Stover, Savanna Moore, David Moore, Roger Moore, Rachael Miller, Gina Garcia, Angela Sanchez, Christina Sanchez, Mario Sanchez, Kathy Sanchez, Mariagraciela Riva, Hailee Bowlin and Casey Bowlin.  Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one grandson, George Rodriguez.  Visitation for Marlene will be held on Friday, January 19th from 10:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality.  Pastor Duke Williams will officiate the service.  Burial will be at the Jones Cemetery near Equality.  

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Calvin Lewis
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018

Sincere condolence to Melinda and Rob Moore in the passing of your mother and mother-in-law. May fond memories of her sustain you during this difficult period, and may her home-going be a source of inspiration and strength to you as you continue to honor her life's work.

Steve jaetzold
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018

GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Jaetzold and Hoyt.

Melinda Moore
   Posted Thu January 18, 2018


We will miss you so much. Tell Grandpa Jack hello and give him a hug from all of us -- Love Ladonna, Savanna, and Justin

Margie Williamson
   Posted Sat January 20, 2018
My sincerest of condolences on the passing of your mother Ladonna and Melinda. Prayers to you both and your entire family during this difficult time.

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