Robert L. Cecil Jr, 52, of Chicago, formerly of Owensboro, Ky., passed away July 25, 2013 at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was born Aug. 7, 1960 to Robert L. Cecil and Vohnell Cecil Mullican. Robbie worked in the restaurant industry all of his life which allowed his love of people to shine. His love of life was contagious and was obvious to everyone who crossed his path. He was an avid reader, loved music, animals and passionately dedicated his life to helping others.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Cecil. Survivors include his mother, Vohnell Mullican, brothers, Mike Cecil, Tim Cecil (Melody), sisters Becky Murphy, Vonda Morris (James), Sandra Shacklett (Steve), all of Owensboro and Jill Rumps (Jeremy) of Glen Ellyn, Ill., 13 nieces and nephews and 3 great nieces and nephews.
Mass was celebrated on Aug. 3 in Kentucky.
Over the past 12 years, living in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, Robert touched many lives passionately sharing his Experience, Strength and Hope. His tireless devotion and comitted service to the LGBTQ community in Chicago with such organizations as The Newtown Alano Club, 909 W. Belmont; and The Rec (recovery) Room, 4138 N, Sheridan, has helped a great many affected by HIV and Addiction find Recovery. Robert leaves behind a legacy with a reach and impact that is timeless and immeasurable.
Robert's friends and family invite those who knew and loved him to join them in a "Celebration" of his Life at a pre-dinner event: Saturday, Sept. 28, 3-6 p.m., Nookies Edgewater, 1100 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago.
Please RSVP: Voice / Text: 773-458-9331, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, FaceBook: A Celebration of the Life of Robert Cecil, www.facebook.com/events/1402594286625246/ .