Short Biography: Jennie Shumpert

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Jennie Ruth Shumpert was born in Macon, MS to the proud parents of Charlie and Velma Cotton whom preceded Jennie in eternal life.
Jennie was nicknamed, “Sexy” by her daughter, Monique and Jen-Jen by other family members. She was a loving, devoted, feisty, no-nonsense daughter, sister, mother, wife and friend. Jennie loved cooking, shopping, cow boy boots, road trips and fishing. Casting a fishing rod was her pleasure. Jennie had a special love her sons. Jennie was sweet, non-censored, protective and as genuine as they come. She was outspoken and had a heart of gold. She would give you her last.
Jennie Ruth met and married Floyd (Pete) Shumpert at the age of 18. They moved to Chicago in 1957. It was love at first sight. Pete stated when he
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She operated and sold ice cream from her Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. Jennie opened and managed a candy store from her garage. She was a hair care specialist and did acrylic nails out of her basement after obtaining her License in Cosmetology in the 1970’s. Jennie opened her own salon called, Shumpert’s Hair Care Center. Jennie was a specialist with fingers waves, care free curl, press-n-curl and many other styles. Jennie expanded her shop and had 3 employees. Jennie also received her Sanitation License and worked at the Board of Education were she retired as a Dietary Aid.
Jennie will be missed, cherished and forever loved. She was preceded in eternal life by her husband Floyd Shumpert and two daughter’s Enith Shumpert and Debra Ann Cruz. Her sister Mary Bell Stewart, Earlene Orr, Lucille Bell-Ivory and two brother AC and DC Cotton all of whom preceded Jennie. Jennie has one living sister Betty Jean Cockrell of Macon Mississippi.
Jennie leaves to cherish her memory: 3 sons: Floyd Jr (IL), Gregory (CA), and Farley (IL) 1 daughter: Monique (IL) and a host grandchildren and great-grand children: Romario, Sicilian, Estrella, Brian, Marquise, Theresa, Trevon, Tianna, Diamond, Antjuan, Monesha, Jennie, Julian, Omari, Leticia, Sharah, Samantha, Sharlene, Jahvonnia, Krystal, Darryl and Kendra, and a host of nieces, nephews, sister-in laws, brother-in laws, other relative and friends.
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