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Mrs. Dr. Julene Ricks-Ngwayah
Sunrise: Mar. 26, 1972
Sunset:  Dec. 9, 2012          

“Oh death where is your sting, oh grave where is your victory” 
“Our God is not dead He’s alive! He’s alive!!!!!!!!”
We, the Ricks-Ngwayah, Jarrett, Smith, Wesley, and Benson families, celebrate the home-going of our dear wife, daughter, mother, sister, aunt, and niece, cousin, and friend, Mrs. Dr. Julene Ricks-Ngwayah.

Julene was ushered into the bosom of her Heavenly Father on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at the Christ Advocate Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois near Chicago.

Julene was a much loved person; caring and sharing whatever she had with others without reservations and with open arms.

 “Juju” as she was affectionately called by her parents will be greatly missed by her husband and sons (Elias II, Elias III, and Jared), her parents (Dr. & Mrs. Bankole and Juanita Jarrett), brothers, Max Bankole Jarrett (Mai-Ellen) and Tyrell Jarrett (Nejay); as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Julene was a Board Certified Internist and Board Certified Endocrinologist. She practiced at the Franciscan Medical Specialists offices in Munster, Indiana. She previously worked at Washington Primary Care Physicians in Washington D.C.

She received her undergraduate degree from Stonehill University in Boston, MA.  She later studied at Drexel University College of Medicine where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine. 

Julene most recently fellowshipped at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC where she specialized in Endocrinology.

Activities marking the celebration of the life of Mrs. Dr. Julene Ricks-Ngwayah are as follows:  

Wake Keeping
Christian Hill Church
9001 W. 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487
(708) 349-7166
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
Viewing:  6 – 7 p.m.
Services:  7 – 9 p.m.
Funeral Service
Christian Hill Church
9001 W. 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487
(708) 349-7166 
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012
Viewing:  10am – 11am
Services:  11am – 1:30 pm

Christian Hill Church
9001 W. 159th Street
Orland Hills, IL 60487

                        Names                                         Phone No.
                        Elias G. Ricks-Ngwayah II                            312-545-6720
                        Dunstan Macauley                                       202-494-0874
                         Tyrell Jarrett                                                301-717-2851
                         Mohamadu Jones                                        240-888-5576
                         Lancelot Macauley                                       919-270-9874
                         Agnes Ricks-Ngwayah                                  773-585-3279
                         Prynce/Melita Ngwayah                                312-310-9397
                         Aquilus C. Ricks                                             773-458-5406

Best Western Hotel (near Chicago Midway Airport)
8220 South Cicero Ave.
Burbank, Illinois 60459
Tel: 708-497-3000   
Code: Dr. Julene Ngwayah funeral (15 rooms (8 dbl; 7 singles)
Rates: $79.00 for single bed rm and $89.00 for dbl bed rm.
Free continental breakfast and an indoor pool. Dates: 12/27 thru 12/30

Comfort Inn and Suites (Orland Park, IL)
8800 W. 159th St.
Orland Park, IL
(708) 403-1100
Code: Dr. Julene Ricks-Ngwayah
Rate: $84.99/ night (25 rooms blocked – mixture of singles and dbl beds)
Free hot brfst.

Hilton Garden Inn and Suites (Orland Park, IL)
18335 La Grange Rd.
Tinley Park, IL 60487
(708) 429-2266
Code: Dr. Julene Ricks-Ngwayah
Rate: $99.00/night (Limited avail. first come first serve) MAKE RESERVATIONS RIGHT NOW  
$9.95 all you can eat breakfast (Restaurant)


Orland Memorial Cemetery
153rd & West Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60462