Mrs. Chambers was the former owner and operator of Discount Fabrics in Belleville. She was a faithful and devoted parishioner of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister until her illness.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Claude C. Chambers, two daughters, Betty Hunter and Claudette Chambers; a son, Claude (Sonny) Chambers Jr.; her parents, Willie and Earnesttine, nee Shephard, Deese; and two brothers, Robert and Janez Hawthrone.
She leaves to forever cherish her loving memories and embrace her legacy, a son, Keith Chambers;
four daughters, Maggie Bufford, Debbie Bland, Barbara (Jarvis) Robinson, and Margaret Moore;
22 grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren;
a sister, Pearlene Appling; a brother, Donald Ray (Lillian) Hawthrone;
a host of nieces and nephews;
and other relatives and friends.
“Sweet Rest At Last”
God saw the road was getting rough,The hills were hard to climb
He gently closed those Loving eyes and
Whispered “Peace be Thine”
The weary hours, The days of pain
The sleepless nights are passed.
The ever-patient worn-out
Frame has found sweet rest
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A graveside service will be at 12 noon Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Wayne Weiler officiating.