October 22, 1946 - May 26, 2020
Ms. Mary L. Hooks, 73, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 3:31 pm, Tuesday May 26, 2020 at OSF ST. Francis Hospital. Mary was born October 22, 1946 in Peoria, IL to proud parents Frank Scott and Iris Geneva (Bell) Campbell. Mary was a graduate of Manual High School and Bradley University where she received both her undergraduate and Master’s degrees. Mary was a Senior Rehabilitation Counselor with the State of Illinois. In addition to her full-time job and family, she was a College Advisor at Illinois Central College. Mary was a life member of the NAACP where she was past State Secretary and long-time member of the Freedom Fund Committee. She was a Golden Life member of her beloved Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and charter member of the Peoria Alumnae Chapter. Mary had a warm personality and an amazing smile that filled a room with light. She was also an avid traveler. Mary, known as Mimi to her grandchildren, leaves to cherish her most precious memories, her loving and devoted family which includes one son, Malcolm (Andrea) Hooks of Chicago, IL and one daughter, Lori (Malcolm) Cawthorne of Chestnut Hill, MA and her beloved sister, Joyce Edwards of Peoria, IL; her four precious grandchildren, Mariah (William) Brobbey, Nia Cawthorne, Tyson Hooks and Jordan Hooks; one great grandchild on the way; and a host of other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents. A one and half-hour visitation from 2:30 pm - 4 pm will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Simons Mortuary. Social distancing due to COVID-19 will be observed. 10 people at a time may view. The Delta Sigma Theta Omega Omega Service will be rendered from 2 pm - 2:30 pm. Mary was a long-time member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church where a private Funeral Mass will be held at 12 Noon, Friday, June 5, 2020. Mary will be laid to rest at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum. The funeral mass will be live streamed on Simons Mortuary's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150/ Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Ms. Mary L. Hooks, 73, of Peoria, IL transitioned to her heavenly home at 3:31 pm, Tuesday May 26, 2020 at OSF ST. Francis Hospital. Mary was born October 22, 1946 in Peoria, IL to proud parents Frank Scott and Iris Geneva (Bell) Campbell. Mary... View Obituary & Service Information
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