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Lois Jean (Johnson) Purdiman

July 31, 1956 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 60)

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Lois Jean Purdiman, 60, of Benton Harbor transitioned on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in the arms of her husband, Claudell Purdiman.

Services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, at New Paradise Baptist Church, 287 S. Crystal Ave., Benton Harbor, with visitation at 11 a.m. and services at noon. Burial will take place at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor.

Lois Jean (Johnson) Purdiman, was born July 31, 1956, in Benton Harbor. Lois received her associates degree from Lake Michigan College in restaurant management. She worked for Henry’s Hamburgers for over 35 years. During that time she became the manager until her illness prevented her from continuing.

Lois Jean (Johnson) Purdiman, was born July 31, 1956 in Benton Harbor, MI.   

 

Lois was baptized in 1998 by Rev. R. Chester Gulley of the New Covenant Community Baptist Church where she attended until the Lord called her from labor to rest.  

 

Lois received her Associates Degree from Lake Michigan College in Restaurant Management. She worked for Henry’s Hamburger Restaurant for over 35 years. During that time she became the manager until her illness prevented her from continuing.  

 

Lois was a fun and loving women, full of life and love. Her smile was contagious and she loved her family dearly.After a lengthy battle with cancer, Lois transitioned on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in the arms of her loving husband, Claudell.

Lois leaves to cherish her legacy  her husband of 44 years, Claudell Purdiman;  children: Stacy (Tamika) Johnson of BH, Malinda (DuShawn) Powell of East Chicago, IN, and Carl (Lisa) Purdiman of Portage, MI. (2) sisters: Sheila Moore, Gwendolyn Moore, Helen Ferguson and Marie Ferguson; brothers: Micheal Ferguson, JoJo Ferguson, Charles Ferguson, Charles Williams and  Corlin Moore; uncle, James (Lucky) Brown; 16 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren;  and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and other relatives and friends.

Lois was preceded in death by her father; her mother, Gollie Mae Johnson;  son, Donald Ray Purdiman;  brother, Willie (Tickle) Barnette; and sisters, Nadine Williams and Marilyn Sterling.

 

 


 Service Information

Viewing
Friday
May 26, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
New Paradise Baptist Church
287 S. Crystal Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Funeral Service
Friday
May 26, 2017

12:00 PM
New Paradise Baptist Church
287 S. Crystal Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Interment following funeral service
Friday
May 26, 2017

Crystal Springs Cemetery
1655 E. Napier Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022


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