Lanette Devanna Cato, 32, was called to the Lord at 5:58 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
She was born August 21, 1988 in Galesburg the daughter of Annette Cato and Perry Boggan.
She is survived by her parents, Annette and Perry of Galesburg; brothers, Jamell A. Cato and Trae Redd, both of Galesburg; her sisters, Aaliyah Boggan, and Abbey Boggan, both of Galesburg; her Godfather, James Turner of Galesburg; a Goddaughter, Precious Dortch of Galesburg; her nephew, Amilio Garcia of Galesburg; special aunts and uncles, Krystal and Rev. Mason Parks of Moline, Gary and Corlenda Allen of Bettendorf, Iowa, and Anthony Kimmons of Indianapolis, Indiana; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins, God sisters and God brothers, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and great grandparents, Pastor Wardell and Fannie Mae Cato Sr., Pastor Jerry and Rose Cato Sr., Earlie and Inez Boggan, Sr., Charles and Maria Peoples, Earlie and Judith Boggan, Norma Jean Simmons, Nelis and Iva Svenson; great uncle Wardell Cato Jr.; a great Aunt, Deborah Peoples; her sister, Charity Renee Cato on December 8, 2020 and two Godmothers, Mattie Dickerson and Betty Harding.
Lanette served as a personal assistant for her grandfather, Rev. Jerry Cato, Sr., her mother, Annette and Godfather, James Turner for over ten years through the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation (DORS). She also worked as a group leader of the Boys and Girls Club and a PRN at Aperion North Nursing Home. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 2006 and completed her GAVC Child Care and Guidance classes. She also attended Carl Sandburg College. She was a faithful member of the New Home Missionary Baptist Church, where she served as the assistant church clerk, youth director, youth choir director and served over the kitchen committee. Lanette had a great love for singing and was a part of the New Home Reunion choir, the Divine Unity Choir and Unity in the Community choir. She served as a past president of Baptist Youth Fellowship of the Illinois Central District Baptist Association and a member of the BYF choir. Lanette was also a delegate for the Baptist General State Convention of Illinois. Spending time with her family, the children in her community and helping to rear her younger cousins was her favorite pastime. Lanette also enjoyed cooking, watching action movies with her brother, Jamell and cheering on the OKC Thunder, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Visitation will be 2:00-7:00 pm Friday, February 5, 2021 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel. Funeral Services are scheduled for Noon Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the chapel with Pastor Kemp Jones and Pastor Mason Parks officiating. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, face masks, social distancing and limited occupancy will be enforced. Those wishing to attend the funeral “virtually” may watch the live broadcast at Noon Saturday on the funeral home’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hinchliff-Pearson-West-Funeral-Directors-and-Cremation-Services-160333664037824. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Jamell Cato via cashapp @ $catobear. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com
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