Robert Earl Mace

(1931-2014)

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Robert Earl Mace

Source: Anthony Mace Sr.

Just as life begins, it also ends.  Life began with the late Robert Earl Mace on October 27th, 1931 in Edwards Mississippi where he spent much of his youth.  Robert was tenth of eleven children born to George and Esther Mace.

Robert was united in holy matrimony to Mae Ethel Mims on October 22, 1953 and was drafted shortly thereafter and left Edwards MS to join the US Army.  Mae Ethel moved to Chicago while Robert was serving his country.  Robert was honorably discharged in June of 1955 and joined his wife in Chicago.  He was a loving father to seven children, Melvin(deceased), Anthony, Glenn, Lorraine, Brenda, Tony and Tracey.

Robert worked for Clearly Construction Company in Chicago.  He worked on various building projects including the Chicago McCormick Place, the largest convention center project in the US.  Construction was a labor intensive and hazardous career during those times because of the lack of OSHA and other regulatory agencies.  Robert was injured several times on the job and was experiencing declining health.  He decided in the early 70s to leave the Construction Industry to become self employed doing home rehab projects.  Robert continued his business until 2009 when he decided to retire.  Robert enjoyed gardening, watching Chicago Sports and family.  Holidays and family gatherings were especially important to him because it was a time to share memories, enjoy laughter and celebrate the love that he has for his family and friends.

Proceeded in death by his wife, Mae Ethel Mace, parents, George and Esther, siblings, Stanford, Roscoe, Velma, Clara, Luevesther, Queen Esther, son, Melvin Earl Mace and to cherish his memory, his children, Anthony Mace, Glenn Allen Mace, Lorraine McGhee(Ronnie), Brenda Norris, Tony Maurice Mace, Tracey Lawrence Mace (Lakisha), three sisters, Mynetta, Aileen, Ethel, brother, Huey, grandchildren, Takayah, Anthony jr(Norayi’), Andre’, Payton(Annette), Travis, Candace, Kayla, Karen, great grandchildren, Zemirah and Zaria, and host of other relatives and friends.

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