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Alleaster Morton

Obituary

Alleaster Morton was born September 28, 1937, in West Point, Mississippi, to the union of Ella Jane Wiggins-Spann and Robert Spann. She was the second of seven children. Her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. 

Alleaster came to Chicago at the age of 6. 

Alleaster accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Original New Morning Star M.B Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Christian. In 1978, she moved her membership to Tiberia Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Leroy McClellan where she served as a nurse until 1993. She united with St. Joseph MB Church in 1994 under the leadership of Rev. Donald McFadden, Sr. She served faithfully as a nurse, Ministry member and later, on the Mothers Board until her health prohibited her. 

Alleaster attended Lucy Flowers High School. She had a skill for sewing and was employed for many years at Speigal Warehouse. 

She met and married Robert G. Morton in 1957. To this union six children were born. Robert Jr. I who preceded her in death, Pat, Trina, Robert Jr. II, Anthony and Vincent. Alleaster and Robert's union lasted for fifty-one years, with Robert preceding her death in 2008. 

After retiring from Speigal, Alleaster (and Robert) moved from the Rockwell Projects to their home on the 700 Block of Latrobe. She became a creative homemaker and seamstress. She found joy in being a loving wife, a loving mother, helping to raise her grandchildren and spending time with her great grandchildren.
 
On March 27, 2021, the Lord said job well done and called Alleaster home. 

She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters, Pat Morton and Trina Morton (Russell Williams); three sons, Robert Morton Jr. II, Anthony Morton (Minnie King), and Vincent Morton (Carolyn); fifteen grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild with one on the way; one brother, Freddie Spann (Mary); a sister-in-law, Betty Morton; special mention to Wendell who was like a son as well as Minnie who was like a daughter; and a host of nieces, great nieces, nephews, great nephews, other relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Broadview Funeral Home
2020 Roosevelt Road
Broadview, IL 60155

Wake
Wednesday
April 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Wallace Broadview Funeral Home
2020 Roosevelt Road
Broadview, IL 60155

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 7, 2021

10:30 AM
Wallace Broadview Funeral Home
2020 Roosevelt Road
Broadview, IL 60155

Interment
Wednesday
April 7, 2021

12:00 PM
Oakridge Cemetery
4301 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162

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