Irma Arlene Montgomery

  • Born: August 16, 1941
  • Died: June 8, 2020
  • Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois

Russo's Hillside Chapels

4500 Roosevelt Road
Hillside, IL 60162
Tel. 708.449.5300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Irma Arlene Montgomery nee Gillespie passed away Monday, June 8, 2020. Beloved Wife of the late James E. Devoted Mother of Janet A. Jackson, the late Jerome Montgomery and the late John E. Montgomery. Loving Daughter of the late Arthur Sr. and the late Rosa nee Williams Gillespie. Fond Grandmother of Jantelle and Jillian. Great Grandmother of John and Preston. Dear Sister of the late Louise (late McGlother) Irvin, the late Arthur Jr. (the late Betty) Gillespie and the late Alfred (Helen) Gillespie. Dear Aunt of many. Family and Friends are to gather for the Visitation Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Service 10:30 a.m. at Russo's Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside, Illinois 60162 (Located between Mannheim and Wolf Road). We require that all guests entering the building wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. Funeral Services for Irma remain private for just the immediate family. For additional information call (708) 499-5300. Please visit Irma's personal tribute website at and sign her guestbook.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My Condolences for the family.

Posted by Willie Weems - Maywood,, IL - Classmate   June 20, 2020

Gone but not forgotten. Your witty spirit and sense of humor is what I would remember the most. Praying for strength for the family as they continue this life's journey with the memory of Irma living in spirit.

Posted by Yolanda Hudson - Lake Elsinore, CA - Friend   June 16, 2020

Sending my condolences and prayers to the family.

Posted by Yolanda Tate - Lemont, IL - Family Friend   June 16, 2020

My sincerest condolences to you and your family of the loss of such a wonderful person. Irma was always so nice too me and treated as part of family. She will definitely be missed.

Posted by Debra Alexander Carter - Villa Park, IL - Family Friend   June 16, 2020

"Dear Janet and Family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom and my dear and loving cousin. We shared many memorable and unforgettable days. May you find comfort in the Grace of God. My mother, Florida Favors, sends her love to you and your family. God Bless You All.

Posted by Doris (Dottie) Lewis - Clinton, MD - Family   June 16, 2020

Love you Granny!! You were the best, everytime I saw you no matter how long it was you made me feel so loved!! I love you Janet and Jay!!!

Posted by Samantha Harris    June 16, 2020

Sorry for your the loss, I'll always remember her. Take care of yourself and stay STRONG. Call whenever you need someone to take too. Charles Walker

Posted by Charles Walker - TAMPA, FL   June 13, 2020

Janet and family, we are wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Irma to forever hold in your heart.❤ Kenny & Tammye Benefield

Posted by Benefield Family - Bolingbrook, IL - Family Friend   June 13, 2020

Condolences to the family and prayers

Posted by Renice Richmond - Stebger, IL - Family   June 13, 2020

I love and miss you granny, you are forever in my heart ❤ Love you forever and always

Posted by Stacy Jones-Travis - Chicago, IL - Family   June 12, 2020

Janet and Family,
We are wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Irma to forever hold in your heart. Love, Kenny and Tammye Benefield

Posted by Benefield Family - Bolingbrook, IL - Family Friend   June 12, 2020

Momma Irma you were one of a kind. Such a petite frame, but feisty and full of sugar and spice. You were always welcoming and a great conversation when I had a chance to visit with you. Thanks for gifting us with your baby girl Janet. We will keep our arms wrapped around her. Love you and Rest In Peace

Posted by Tamika Allen - Bellwood, IL - Family Friend   June 12, 2020

May she Rest In Peace! Love to all!

Posted by Lisa Ann - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   June 12, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless.

Posted by Ledester Gillespie-Lumpkin - Maywood, IL - Family   June 12, 2020

Condolences to you and the family.

Posted by Sandra Hillery-Mobley - BROADVIEW, IL - Classmate   June 11, 2020

Sorry for your lost; my condolences to you and the family

Posted by Jan Curry - Melrose Pk, IL - Family   June 11, 2020

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