ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Eddie Whitney Jr. 36 years old , born on September 1, 1983 and passed away on May 18, 2020. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Sonita Lewis on May 29, 2020
To my cousin Lil Eddie....I love you dearly and will never forget you. The fun we all had growing up spending the weekends at Alberta house running from Angie house to Lenester house and we never wanted to leave. You made us laugh and you were a person to brighten up anyone’s day. From little kids, all of us being around each other all the time with our family having family gatherings, parties and just wanted to be around one another was great growing up together to have the moments to last forever, especially with us having a big family. Although you’re gone too soon I’m still going to keep you and the family in Prayer and I thank God for the life He gave you with us because we will cherish every moment in memory forever. My tears are still flowing and I’m trying to wrap my head around this, but I know God’s got you and your in good hands. Thank you for being a great, amazing, wonderful cousin, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend and the great man you grew into. I will truly miss you cousin, Rest In Peace and I LOVE YOU...❤️ ❤️❤️
Sonita Lewis
Posted by Camille Cimprich on May 28, 2020
Sweet Eddie, 

We were so happy when you returned to PPM. Your gentleness and overall good nature and giving personality will be missed the most. You were taken too soon but we will remember you with loving affection. Rest in peace Sweet Eddie, you leave an empty space in our hearts. Mike and Camille
Posted by LaTarsha Epps on May 24, 2020
Good Energy while serving others
Shared by LaTarsha Epps on May 24, 2020
I remember my little cousin laughing and always having a genuine GODLY spirit. Lil Eddie was always happy and just had a positive spirit all over. He was the most thoughtful & supportive. He had a habit of putting others before himself(GODLY SERVANT. GOD called him home to apply that energy above in heaven.. I love you and will miss cousin ❤️❤️
Posted by Dennis Dixon Jr. on May 24, 2020
I Love You young cuz!
Sad to see you go but I know you got things to do/be so I won’t be selfish.
Sending you love & light on ya journey Eddie! ✊
See ya on the next level!

D
Posted by Sharmeka Cotton- Williams on May 23, 2020
You had the most beautiful Spirit a person could have....and I always loved your smile...gone too soon! You will truly be missed!

Love,

Me-Me
Posted by Naiima Dandridge on May 23, 2020
Eddieeee omg! I am so sorry homie!

Eddie was the security guard at the Blackstone library branch where I worked! He was so cool! He had a sweet understanding laid back disposition! We would crack on each other and talk about what we were going to eat for lunch. This is such a shock! Just know you were loved and will never be forgotten!!!!
Posted by Jeanette O'neal on May 22, 2020
You will be missed but never forgotten.
Posted by Kimberly Phillips on May 22, 2020
To My Son,

Each morning when I awake
I know that you are gone.
It broke my heart to lose you,
But you did not go alone
A part of me went with you
The day God called you home.
And no one knows the heartache
As I try to carry on.

My heart aches with sadness
And secret tears flow.
What it meant to lose you,
No one will ever know.

My thoughts will always be with you,
Your place no one can fill.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.

Love, your mother Alberta
Posted by Kimberly Phillips on May 22, 2020
To My Little Brother Eddie,

I loved you when you were born.
I loved you when you were warm.
I loved you when you were You.
I felt as though I knew you best, especially when you stopped and rested to have a chitchat with me at best.
Rest now my sweet spirited brother, your job here is done.
I shall remember your face forevermore.

Love, Your Sister Lenester
Posted by Kimberly Phillips on May 22, 2020
Brother,

You gave no one a last farewell,
Nor ever said good-bye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.
A million times we will miss you.
A million times we will cry.
If love alone could have saved you,
You never would have died.
In life we loved you dearly.
In death we love you still.
In our hearts you hold a place,
No one else can fill.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God took you home.
We will meet again someday
I know you’re in a better place.
I thank God he made you our little brother
While you were here on earth.

Love, your sisters and brothers

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Posted by Sonita Lewis on May 29, 2020
To my cousin Lil Eddie....I love you dearly and will never forget you. The fun we all had growing up spending the weekends at Alberta house running from Angie house to Lenester house and we never wanted to leave. You made us laugh and you were a person to brighten up anyone’s day. From little kids, all of us being around each other all the time with our family having family gatherings, parties and just wanted to be around one another was great growing up together to have the moments to last forever, especially with us having a big family. Although you’re gone too soon I’m still going to keep you and the family in Prayer and I thank God for the life He gave you with us because we will cherish every moment in memory forever. My tears are still flowing and I’m trying to wrap my head around this, but I know God’s got you and your in good hands. Thank you for being a great, amazing, wonderful cousin, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend and the great man you grew into. I will truly miss you cousin, Rest In Peace and I LOVE YOU...❤️ ❤️❤️
Sonita Lewis
Posted by Camille Cimprich on May 28, 2020
Sweet Eddie, 

We were so happy when you returned to PPM. Your gentleness and overall good nature and giving personality will be missed the most. You were taken too soon but we will remember you with loving affection. Rest in peace Sweet Eddie, you leave an empty space in our hearts. Mike and Camille
Posted by LaTarsha Epps on May 24, 2020
Good Energy while serving others
Shared by LaTarsha Epps on May 24, 2020
I remember my little cousin laughing and always having a genuine GODLY spirit. Lil Eddie was always happy and just had a positive spirit all over. He was the most thoughtful & supportive. He had a habit of putting others before himself(GODLY SERVANT. GOD called him home to apply that energy above in heaven.. I love you and will miss cousin ❤️❤️
his Life

Obituary

Eddie Whitney Jr. was born September 1, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois to Alberta O’Neal and Eddie James Whitney Sr. He was the youngest of his siblings. Eddie gave his life to the Lord at a young age, he joined New Bethlehem M.B. Church with his mother in 1997. 

Eddie attended Hendricks Elementary Community Academy and Hyde Park Academy High School in Chicago, Illinois. Eddie was very competitive; he placed second in the Special Olympics race and received a silver medal. He enjoyed woodshop class; there he was able to build new things with his hands and looked forward to new projects. He was particularly proud of a pair of lamps he made for his mother. Eddie worked as an armed security officer for G4S Security for the past eight years. He was a hard worker and enjoyed his job. He particularly enjoyed going to the gun range and showing off his skills. 

Eddie was kind, loving and went out of his way to help others; especially his parents. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing PS4 with his best friend Sean, sometimes they would play all night until the next morning. Eddie loved to eat and some of his favorites were chicken wings, pizza, rib tips, zoo zoos and wham whams-chocolate chip cookies with milk and chews. Eddie loved to joke around, especially with his mother and play around with his nieces and nephews. His favorite sayings were, “I don’t know”, “I don’t care” and “go to bed”.

Eddie is survived by his parents Alberta O’Neal and Eddie James Whitney Sr.; brothers, Anthony Whitney and Robert O’Neal (Kimberly); sisters, Antoinette O’Neal, Lenester O’Neal-Cotton (Michael), Gloria O’Neal-Mason (Walter) and Niecy Whitney; uncles, Henry Walton, Westley O’Neal (Lenester) and Willie Lee Walton; aunts, Mattie O’Neal, Annie B. Walton, Charlotte Walton, Margret Walton and Mary Jane Walton; one great aunt, Lucille Walton; A best friend whom he considered a brother, Sean Bennett Sr., and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Lenora Lewis Roberts and Wilbur Roberts; and great grandmother, Luna Walton.

Acknowledgements

The family of Eddie Whitney Jr., wish to extend sincere thanks and deep gratitude for the many expressions of sympathy, prayers and acts of kindness shown during our time of bereavement.

-The O’Neal Family

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Good Energy while serving others

Shared by LaTarsha Epps on May 24, 2020
I remember my little cousin laughing and always having a genuine GODLY spirit. Lil Eddie was always happy and just had a positive spirit all over. He was the most thoughtful & supportive. He had a habit of putting others before himself(GODLY SERVANT. GOD called him home to apply that energy above in heaven.. I love you and will miss cousin ❤️❤️
Shared by Naiima Dandridge on May 22, 2020


Me, you, Carlos and Kimani were suppose to go to get Thai after this was all over!  We just spoke last week on my birthday. You called me old like always haha! I am stunned Eddie..Stunned!Gone but not forgotten!