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Aubrey Hursey

August 7, 1937 — December 29, 2016

Aubrey Hursey

Bloomington - Aubrey E. Hursey, Jr., 79, of Bloomington, passed away at 12:39 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his residence.

His funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington with Rev. Frank L. McSwain Sr. officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Internment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to his family.

Aubrey E. Hursey, Jr. was born to the union of Almeta Jackson and Aubrey E. Hursey, Sr. on August 7, 1937 in Bloomington, IL.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior at a very early age under his father Rev. Aubrey E. Hursey, Sr.

Aubrey attended Bloomington Public Schools growing up.

He married Tami Chapin on September 17, 1988 in Bloomington, IL.

Aubrey loved life and lived it to the fullest, he never met a stranger. He loved to talk and always kept you laughing either with him or at him, he was quite entertaining. He touched and influenced a lot of lives.

He was a real entrepreneur and worked various jobs, including at the Eureka Company. Aubrey fulfilled his dream as owner and operator of the Salt and Pepper Club. He was an avid sponsor of the woman's softball league.

Aubrey loved nice cars, riding motorcycles, listening and singing along to all of Ray Charles's music, and was an avid card player.

Aubrey truly loved his children and they loved him. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Tami Hursey, of Bloomington; two precious daughters, Audrey Hursey and Dorothy Gorisek, both of Bloomington; three loving sons, Andre` (Jade) Hursey and Ambre` Hursey, both of Bloomington, and Blaze Gorisek, of Burlington, NC; seven grandsons, Aris Hursey, of Atlanta, GA, Cameron Gordon, of Houston, TX, Crayton Johnson and Xzavion Johnson, both of Bloomington, Blaze Gorisek, Jr. of Burlington, NC, Antonio Hursey and Ambre` Hursey, Jr., both of Bloomington; five granddaughters, Alaysha Johnson, of Eugene, OR, Zakia Hursey, Amaya Hursey, and Aspynn Hursey, all of Bloomington and Dakota Gorisek of Burlington, NC; one brother Robert (Mary) Hursey, Sr., of Bloomington; four sisters, Shirley Williams, Phyllis Thomas, Sandra Hursey, and Deborah Hursey, all of Bloomington; and one adopted sister, Carolyn Tice, of Bloomington.

On Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 12:39 p.m., God dispatched his Archangel to Aubrey's residence, where he was surrounded by his many loved ones, and whispered in his ear. Peacefully, and without struggle, his soul took flight to rejoin his parents, son, Aubrey E. Hursey III, nephew, Larry "Sport" Williams, and his cousins and friends.


JAN 7. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

Funeral Service

JAN 7. 12:00 PM (CST)

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
801 W. Market St.
Bloomington, IL 61704

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