Omega Avant died on Feb. 2, 2018, at 10 p.m. with family and loved ones by her side. Omega was a long time resident of Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Omega was born Sept. 19, 1932, in Prentiss, where she was educated and churched under the loving care and direction of her parents, John C. Watts and Peggy Gray Watts.
Omega later moved to Chicago, where she met and married Willie Lee Avant. To this union nine children were born.
Omega was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; brother, Pertis Watts; sisters, Bessie Terrell Collins (Paul and FB) and Doris JeanBoyd (Boyd); three sons; Johnathan Avant, Hector Avant and Derry Avant; by her daughter, Willie Joyce Avant and by two granddaughters, Fawn Latrelle Avant and LaWanda Omega Avant.
Omega accepted God as her personal savior at an early age. She served faithfully on the Mothers’ Board at Beacon Hill Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by Oak Forest Hospital until retirement.
Omega loved to praise God, travel, listen to gospel music, watch roller derby and WWF and root for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. She was an excellent cook and joyfully fed family, friends and strangers.