January 23, 1996 - February 27, 2020
Mr. Shawaan Maurice Warr, 24, of Peoria, IL, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Peoria, IL. Shawaan was born January 23, 1996, in Peoria, IL, to Dennis M. and Felicia (Mack) Warr, Sr. Shawaan was a stellar student and an outstanding athlete. He graduated from Manual High School Academy with academic honors and was considered one of the best basketball players during his era. Shawaan, also known as “Wan ''but affectionately called, “my handsome man” by his mother, enjoyed things like playing Xbox, hanging with his friends, traveling and eating junk food. He was very competitive, but allowed his performance to speak for him. Overall, Shawaan was a handsome, soft-spoken, mild mannered young man who stayed to himself. Nevertheless, he was a much-loved son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend. Shawaan leaves to cherish his everlasting memories his parents; one sister, Niquarra D. Warr, of Peoria; two brothers, Terence D. Shelby Sr. and Dennis M. (Daysha) Warr Jr., both of Peoria; his grandfather, Austin Mack Sr. of Peoria; six nieces Aaliyah Lawson, Ja’Kyra Cambric, Delilah Roberts, Terricka Alexander, Terriny Alexander, and Zoë Warr; four nephews Terence Shelby Jr., TeShaun Hightower, Kyron King, and De’Kari Roberts; his godmother, Denise Thompson; and a host of other relatives and friends who loved Shawaan. Shawaan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Verner and Theophus Warr Sr.; his maternal grandmother, Virgie Mack; his beloved sister Maya Warr; twin nephews, Shawn and Michael Warr; and one niece, Ashanti Cambric. Funeral services will be held at 10 am, Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Rising Sun Christian Church with a visitation beginning at 9 am. Host Pastor, Reverend John L. Gibson, will officiate and Minister Dennis M. Warr Jr. of New Beginnings Ministries of Peoria will bring the eulogy. Shawaan will be laid to rest at Lutheran Cemetery. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at simonsmortuary.com.
Mr. Shawaan Maurice Warr, 24, of Peoria, IL, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020, in Peoria, IL. Shawaan was born January 23, 1996, in Peoria, IL, to Dennis M. and Felicia (Mack) Warr, Sr. Shawaan was a stellar student and an outstanding... View Obituary & Service Information
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