Nicholas Denel Bean Sr.

January 13, 1975 ~ March 7, 2022 (age 47)


NICHOLAS DENEL BEAN SR., WAS BORN ON January 13, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois to Deborah Bean and Nelson Redmond. (His father preceded him in death, August 2021).

Nicholas received Jesus Christ at an early age. He was baptized by the late Reverend Ernest Whitehead, Founder and Pastor of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

NICHOLAS received his formal education through the Chicago Public School System. NICHO­LAS, graduated from Beasley Academic Center. NICHOLAS, attended St. Ignatius College Prep and graduated from Whitney Young High School.

God blessed Nicholas and Latonya Brown with a son, Nicholas Denel Bean Jr.
NICHOLAS was united in Holy Matrimony to Amey Phillips and from that union, their daughter, Amya Phillips was born.

NICHOLAS, was an employee of Local #1 Iron Workers and served as Union Steward. NICHOLAS, was an iron worker by trade. He loved the work he did. His job was challenging and exciting, hanging high in the air. NICHOLAS, said his team was a good group of guys to be around and to hang out with.

NICHOLAS, was better known as Greedy, and he wore a hat with the name Greedy across the front of it. NICHOLAS, wore an unforgettable "Smile" and he never left home without it. NICHOLAS, was very charismatic. He had a special gift that attracted others. He dominated a room with his presence. NICHOLAS, had a special magnetic charm for the ladies. His popularity with people, his special concerns and willingness for helping others were the catalyst for his leadership roles in school, on the job and, as well as, in his family and personal life.

NICHOLAS, loved his family dearly. His family came first. He did any and everything that he could for his family. He would say, "What do you need me to do?" NICHOLAS enjoyed good food and was an excellent cook. At his home, NICHOLAS made sure that everyone enjoyed his good cooking, singing, dancing, rapping, Karaoke, Bid Whist and board games. Naturally, he would always win. NICHOLAS's sister, Elisha, referred to him as the Karaoke King and the Dancing Machine. NICHOLAS, was a loyal son and loyal to family and friends to the end.

On March 7, 2022 God called NICHOLAS home. He went from labor to reward. He leaves to cherish his memory; his Mother Deborah Bean; one Sister, Elisha Bean; one Son, Nicholas Denel Bean Jr.; one Daughter, Amya Phillips; two Brothers, James Redmond and Lydell E Redmond (Jheri); four Aunts, Yvonne Brown, Katherine Wiley, Brenda Moore of Minnesota, Charlotte Joseph-Zeno (Stanley), Chicago, and a Special Great Aunt, Kathryn Jones, Memphis TN; three Uncles, Oliver Moore and James Tucker, Minnesota and John Wesley Redmond, Chicago; three Nieces, Kyria, Tamara and Amiya; two Nephews, Daniel and Steven R. McKinney; two Great Nephews, LaMont and Maurice; twenty Cousins, Elizabeth, Joseph, Anthony, LaToya, Joshua, Isaiah, DeAndre, Corey, Gentaile, James, Mariama, Parker, Laura-Elaine, Jamie, Tamela, Herbert, Juanita and Tamika, Stacy Lynn Redmond (Terrance L. Armstrong) and Gordon Keith Allen (Renee Allen); eight Great-Great Cousins, Elisha, Jonathan, DiJon, Caleb A. Smith, Marcus Solomon Slappy, Michael Shannon Slappy, Mary Shannon Slappy, Millicent Swayne Allen; Nicholas's Life Long Companion, Tonya Clemons; (Diamond Bean, their Pekingese Dog, well loved); Delatha "Best Friend"; Jennifer and Logan Bean, Memphis, TN and a host of other family and many friends.

#1 Son
Standing Tall
Proud and Strong
Son Your Wings Were Ready
But My Heart Was Not!
Love, Momma

Gone Too Soon...
Words cannot describe the loss we feel
Saying farewell to you,
But heaven chose to give you wings
And now it's time you flew.
We wish we could have had more time,
That God had let you stay.
Forever would not be long enough
But I would take one day.
We wish we had just one more chance
To see that tender smile,
To laugh with you again my dear
Just for a little while.
Forever you will remain,
our guiding light, our shining star,
Until we see your face again!
-Latonya, Nicholas Jr. and Kai-

2 TIMOTHY 4:7-8
I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown
of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:
and not to me only, but unto all them
also that love his appearing.

Maurice Copeland
Milton Gibbs
Terrance Flowers
Robert Hubbard
Javin Foreman
Calvin Lucas
Dwayne Franklin
Horris Pollard

-Honorary Pallbearers-
Delatha Alderman
Lydell Redmond

-After Services for Nick-
The Vault
13057 Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
-Child Friendly Repast with Arcade-
3:00-6:00 PM
-Adult Celebration of Life-
6:00-11:00 PM

-Acknowledgement From the Family-
The family of Nicholas Denel Bean Sr. would like to acknowledge all of his friends, classmates, Local 1 Iron Workers and all those who helped us through this difficult process. We express our heartfelt gratitude for your condolences and sympathy during this unfathomable time. We felt all of your thoughts and prayers, and we want to thank you for your love and support. We would like to give a special recognition to Javin Foreman, Dwayne Franklin and Shirley Barnes for their unwavering support. We would also like to give a special thank you to our Mt. Carmel Bible Church family and the Vault Management Team for providing us with a venue to Celebrate the Life of Nicholas Denel Bean Sr.

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Family Viewing
March 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Angelus Funeral Home
8243 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60620

March 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Angelus Funeral Home
8243 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60620

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