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Pauline Rufus

July 20, 1940 ~ July 28, 2020 (age 80)

Obituary

Pauline Hemphill was born on July 20, 1940 to the late Beatrice Kimbrough and James Hemphill in Greenwood, Mississippi. She was the fourth of five children. Essie Mae and James, Jr preceded her in death.

Pauline was raised in Chicago, IL and it is where she met and married her First Husband James Rufus in 1957. She later met Alex Givens and the two were married in 1978. To these unions she became the mother of eleven children. Both James Rufus and Alex Givens preceded her in death.

Pauline worked as a bar maid the "The Goodrocking Lounge" and "Michelle Lounge" for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed putting together puzzles, cooking, spending time with her family, and scratch-off tickets.

Pauline departed life on July 28, 2020 to join the choir of Angels and her children; James and Charlotte Rufus, her grandsons; Harold Reed Jr, and LaJuan Monden, Her previous husbands and siblings.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
August 7, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Elder E. W. Whitehead Chapel
8243 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

Funeral Service
Saturday
August 8, 2020

10:00 AM
Elder E. W. Whitehead Chapel
8243 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60620

Interment
Saturday
August 8, 2020

1:00 PM
Mount Hope Cemetery
11500 South Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655

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