Illinois (Carr) Populus

March 24, 1944 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 78)


     Illinois Carr Populus, 78, of Burgaw, passed peacefully from her earthly life Thursday, May 26, 2022 at The Laurels of Pender.

     She was born in Pender County, the daughter of Walter and Weo Mae DeVane Carr. She was also preceded in death by her husband, David L. Populus, Sr. and her great granddaughter.

     Illinois is survived by her son, David Populus, Jr. (Michele); daughters, Antoinette Weathers (David) and Salina Populus; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; sister; Alice Hayes; and nephews, Edward Gillim (LaTonya) and Walter Gillim

     She dedicated her life to Jehovah in 1972 and was a faithful and loyal servant for 50 years in the Burgaw Congregation of Jehovah Witness.

    Illinois was an exceptional woman whose faith and love for family was unsurpassed. She was a good Mama, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt, who always lived as  Christ’s example in every way.  She was a wonderful homemaker and cook; everyone in the family always looked forward to her unsurpassed lasagna. Illinois was loved and will be greatly missed.

     A Zoom virtual memorial service will be held with date and time to be announced.  

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     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.


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