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Chester Lee Littlejohn
was born on January 25, 1944 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Victoria (Hall) Littlejohn. He departed this life on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends.
Chester was a graduate of Central High School. He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at Union Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams.
While attending church, Chester participated in programs on Easter and Christmas. Sang in the youth choir and ushered. He was constantly reminded of good behavior while on programs. “Stand tall, speak up and speak clearly.”
In 2001, Chester was diagnosed with two debilitating illnesses. Desiring to return to his home church and the foundation of his upbringing, he started attending church again with his sister. When he became too weak and unsteady to attend church, he waited with anticipation of church member visits, bulletins and communion on first Sundays. When asked how he was doing, his response was “Better than some, not as good as others.”
Chester worked as a Professional Automotive Spray Painter for 39 years. He was passionate about fishing and teaching other family member the art of catching fish.
“Chet” as he was often called leaves to cherish his memory to his two sons, Robert (Diana) Littlejohn and Darryl Littlejohn; a daughter and caretaker, Cynthia Littlejohn; a sister, Jean Davis; two brothers, Albert (Mattie) Littlejohn and Gregory (Jeanette) Littlejohn; one special aunt, Maxine Payne; a devoted friend and caretaker, Jason Holocher; a lifelong childhood friend, Joseph “Skip” Wade; seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters–in-law and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Victoria (Hall) Littlejohn; son, Anthony Littlejohn; brothers, Charles and Donald Littlejohn; sisters, Mary Young and Deborah Littlejohn.
Chet will be laid to rest in Lindenwood Cemetery