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Melinda “Mindy” Shookman

Birth Date: February 24, 1955
Death Date: October 4, 2017

Decatur-Melinda Sue “Mindy” Shookman, 62, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in her home with her family by her side.

Mindy was born February 24, 1955 in Decatur, Illinois, the daughter of Keith and Doris (Gordon) Greene. She was employed as a respiratory therapist in the Macon County area for over twenty-five years. Mindy was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church and volunteered at the church and Homeward Bound. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and gardener and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Mindy married Brian Shookman March 17, 2006.

Mindy is survived by her husband Brian, mother Doris, children Angela (Lenny) Gerber and Benjamin (Zhanna) Bullock, stepdaughter Denise Shookman, brother Rodney (Patricia) Greene, grandchildren Zoey Jenkins and Victoria Meadows, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mindy was preceded in death by her father Keith and brother Gordon Greene.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mindy’s close friends LeeAnn, Laney, Patty, Debby, and Diane, church family at TBC, and many other friends for all of their prayers, love, and support.

Services to celebrate Mindy’s life will be 4:00 PM Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N Wyckles Rd, Decatur, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, October 6, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Entombment will be at a later date in the Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois or the Decatur Macon County Animal Shelter.

The family of Melinda Sue Shookman is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

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October 6, 2017
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2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Celebration of Life
October 7, 2017
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Tabernacle Baptist Church
650 North Wyckles Road Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Thoughts and prayers to Brian and family. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow and sadness. Jim & Sue McElroy fellow co-worker and friend

  2. Doris – I am
    So sorry to hear about Mindy. I remember her growing up at Prairie Abenue. Sincere condolences.

  3. Dear Aunt Doris and Rodney so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you both.Richard and Suzanne Gordon

  4. To all who loved Mindy….she was a special person. I loved seeing her smile and glad to known her all these years. Mindy RIP Love, Kay Maschoff

  5. Aunt Doris and Rodney, Praying for you both as you cope with another loss in your family. Mindy was such a beautiful, sweet soul. I will always cherish the memories of celebrating holidays with your family growing up. I pray God will heal your pain until you meet your loved ones again in heaven. Hugs and Kisses, Michelle

  6. To all of Mindy's loving family….my heartfelt sympathy to you. Mindy was one very special cousin and I am so happy that our friendship had grown these past few years. I am going to miss her gentle, sweet spirit very much. Love, Chris Vaughn

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