Howard Bequette Jr.

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Howard Conrad Bequette Jr., 56, of Hoyleton, IL, born March 24, 1958 in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Nature Trail Rehabilitation Center, Mt. Vernon, IL.

Howard was a treasured son and a very special gift from God. He was a member of the O’Fallon Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard C. Bequette Sr.; and aunts and uncles, Charles and Barbara Bequette, Bonnie Meyers, Risa Summers, Albert and Linda Summers, and William and Carol Summers.

Surviving are his mother, Beverly Joan, nee Summers, Bequette of Belleville, IL;
his beloved aunts, Mary (Don) Wilfong,
Jane Pyatt,
and Linda Bunetta;
and numerous cousins.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL with Rev. Cari Frus officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Howard Bequette Jr.

Dear Joan and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing! He was such a dear, sweet person, and he made a positive impact on my life as I was growing up and attending church at Centerville Baptist with you and Howard and Randy. He was loved very much by so many people, and especially his family.. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Paula Miller Hall

Paula Miller Hall, Cahokia, IL, 62206

Aunt Joan,
I know how happy Randy is right now but I also know how hard it can be on those who remain here so I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I love you!

Candy Pyatt Popejoy, Murphysboro, IL, 62966

Beverly, I am deeply sorry for your loss, but know that your beloved son is in God’s arms right now for Howard is also God’s son and he needed him home. He was special to you and so he is also very special to God.

Nurinalda Rivera, Belleville, ILLinois, 62220


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