Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Minor Lamont 'Snookie' Chambers

Minor Lamont Chambers, lovingly known as “Snookie,” age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, August 11, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. He was the only son born to the late Minor Lamont Sr. and Mary Magdalene Chambers on March 23, 1945, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Snookie was raised in Racine, WI, and graduated from Washington Park High School in 1964 where he excelled in football. At an early age he joined his family as a member of Wayman A.M.E. Methodist Church. Before retiring he was skilled in a variety of trades and was employed by J.I. Case Co, Webster Electric Co and the George Bray Center.

Snookie loved listening to music, dancing and spending time with his family and friends. He had a warm, friendly personality and loved to laugh and have a good time. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and sense of humor that he maintained all the way to the end.

Snookie will be especially missed by his only sibling, Marsha LaVone Laws, who continually gave a unconditional amount of love, support, and shared a special bond that will always be cherished. He is also remembered by his children, Kim, Dante, Johnnie, Gwen, Desmond, Candy and Candice “Chevone”; grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; his surviving aunts, uncles, Bernice and Jean Bronaugh, Phyllis Hickman, Joyce (Edward) Ayres; William “Bill” Dyess; nieces, Kimberlynn and Michelle Laws; nephew, Roy Laws, Jr.; countless cousins, lifelong friends and special friend, Daphne, who all feel blessed to have known him, loved him, and will miss him immensely.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by grandparents, Maggie and Authur Bronaugh, Grandpa and Grandma Jarrett; uncles, Fredrick and Auther Bronaugh Jr.; aunties, Deloris Stockman and Joan Dyess; and his good friend, Vance Witherspoon.

Friends and family are invited to attend services at the funeral home on Monday, August 17, 2009. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. followed by funeral service at noon.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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