Renita Rena Avery was born on August 1st 1964 to Pearlie Mae and Robert Ellis in Chicago, IL. She is the second youngest of her fifteen siblings who spent their early years growing up in Chicago’s Douglas Park Neighborhood. Renita was a special person even as a child, she was always interested in learning, she loved to play school and teach the other children in the neighborhood what she had learned.
Renita attended St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Catholic School along with her brother Darryl. Once completed she moved on to attend a Yazoo City High School, Whitney Young and Bloomington High School. After graduating in 1980 she went on to major in computer Science at Louis University, it was there in 1982 that she pledged to the Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Renita furthered her education receiving various certificates as well as an associate’s degree from Parkland College.
Renita was a go getter and pursued many different employment opportunities in her field. She was passionate about helping people. She worked in various human relations, and customer service positions including Patient Managing and registration in some of Chicago’s major hospitals. She created many lasting friendships with her co workers. She was loved by all.
Renita was a firecracker and the life of the party. Her smile could change your mood and her laughter could fill a room. She enjoyed shopping and thrifting as well as spending time at her favorite resorts and casinos. She loved to cook and entertain and it was a joy to her family and friends. She will be missed dearly.
On March 22nd 2019 God called our beloved Renita Home. Renita leaves to cherish her memory her Daughter, Marjani Avery, her son, Mikhail Brewer, her grandchildren, Ethan and Evan, siblings, Minnie Pearl, Robert, Cheryl, Pat, Stan, Elliot, Michael, Denise, Darryl and Anthony. Her sisters Linda and Brenda, and her brothers Darcell and Morris have preceded her in death.
Mother in Heaven “If roses grow in heaven lord please pick a bunch for me, place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me, tell her that in love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while, because remembering her is easy, I do it every day but there’s an ache in my heart that will never go away, I will not remember her fight for breath, I will not remember the strife, I will not dwell upon her death but celebrate her life.
Love You Momma, Moosey