Gerldean Sayles

Gerldean Sayles, devoted wife, mother and servant of the Lord, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 76 at CU Nursing and Rehab in Savoy.
Funeral services for Gerldean Sayles were at noon Thursday, Dec. 28, at Center of Hope Church, 1009 N. Fourth St., Champaign. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Apostle Robert L. Smith officiated. Interment took place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Champaign.
Arrangements were entrusted to Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 1215 W. Bradley Ave., Urbana.
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She leaves two daughters, Dorfredia Williams and Tasha Thompson (Derrick), both of Champaign; son, Carl Lee Williams of Champaign; and two sisters, Minnie Lee Terrell of Chicago and Grace B. Moore of Champaign.
She also leaves to cherish her memory nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sayles was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, one sister and four brothers.
Gerldean Sayles, affectionately known as “Momma Gerl,” and “Mrs. Williams,” was born on July 2, 1941, in Woodstock, Tenn., to Effie Moore and Tommie Moore Sr. She married the love of her life, William Carl Sayles, on Sept. 21, 1996.
Gerldean had a special heart for children.

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