Honoring the Life of George Colon (Funeral Cost)

George Colon Sr. was born the 10th of May 1957 in Brooklyn New York. He was raised in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood and attended and graduated from Nicholas Senn High School. He was a letterman in two sports, he played football and wrestled. After high school he began working for the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority).  He labored for 29 years from 1978 to 2007. He was very dedicated to his work and rarely took a day off.  

George was a loving father, raising his two son's. His greatest joy was watching each of his children play sports. Both George Jr. and Jessie played baseball, football, and basketball. George Sr. never missed a game and always cheered his son's on throughout life. His other joys were watching professional sports and was a huge Chicago sports fan. The music he loved listening to was Elvis Presley, Motown, Soul, Disco, R&B and in his latter years enjoyed worship music as well. 

If you knew George, then I'm sure you'd agree that he loved making his friend's and family laugh. His sense of humor was like no other and he had a smile that would light up a room. 

However, in 2007, suddenly after turning the age of 50  he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. By the grace of God he received a brain surgery that saved his life. He went from a machine breathing 95% for him, to walking again after being paralyzed on his right side. He was humbled and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, He knew God healed him at this moment. As life continued, he realized that he would never regain his speech again and lived a life with Aphasia after his stroke. This made it very difficult to speak and share the exact words he wanted to speak. He still suffered from right sided weakness as well and though he could walk. He still had a limp, and needed a cane.  Throughout the 14 years after suffering from the stroke, he developed diabetes, high cholesterol, liver cirrhosis (Fatty Liver Disease Non Alcoholic)  and stage 2 kidney failure. His body failed him, but that didn't stop him ever...he was a fighter. Even up until his last breath.

My Dad was an amazing man and Father, he was nurturing and caring. He had a huge loving heart. Those who know me, know that I cared for my Dad almost every morning, waking him and helping him begin his day and later settling him to go to bed. My Dad will be sorely missed, however I'm at peace knowing that he is in the mighty hand's of his Heavenly Father. I trust that my Dad is now in Heaven and has received his new perfect spirit body. He is no longer suffering, but rejoicing. He is smiling down upon us, a new guardian angel. I love you Dad, forever and always! 

I'm asking for any donation amount to help with the funeral cost's of $7,316.  Here is the breakdown: 
$3 ,795 (Grave) 
$1, 975 (Open/Close) 
$895 (Vault) 
$425 (Vault Fee) 
$135 (Admin Fee) 

(Any amount surpassing the goal of $7,300 will go towards the cost of a headstone for my Dad)



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Jessie Colon 
Chicago, IL
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