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Lori Lynne Ennis

August 9, 1961 — September 7, 2022

Lori Lynne Ennis, 61, died unexpectedly, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 in Symphony Northwoods Nursing Home. She was born August 9, 1961 in Oregon, IL, daughter of Dale M. and Sharon L. Watson Brierton. Graduated from Jefferson High School in 1979. She married her loving husband, Michael Ennis on May 5, 1984 and they were blessed with a very special son, Robert Dale Ennis. She had previously been employed as an Insurance Coder for Pioneer Insurance Company (Conseco) and Apria Health Care. She and her family are loyal members of Maywood Evangelical Free Church for many years. Lori enjoyed people and had many Facebook friends. She had a keen mind and excelled at entertainment trivia. Avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan and loved watching the games with her dad. She also loved watching soap operas with her cousin Wendy. Lori was a very grateful recipient of a kidney eight years ago, enabling her to continue her devotion to caring for Bob.


Survivors include her son, Bob; mother, Sharon Brierton; brother, John (Debi) Brierton; brother-in-law, Dan (Theresa) Ennis; aunt, Beverly McMillion; uncles, Bill (Reva) Brierton and Gary Brierton (Wanda); numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including a very special cousin, Wendy. Predeceased by her husband, Michael; father, Dale Brierton and brother, Mark Brierton; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gladys and Donald Ennis.


Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2022 at Maywood Evangelical Free Church, 3621 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL  61109 with a visitation from 9:00am until time of service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lori’s name to Rockford Special Olympics, 850 N. Church, Rockford, IL. 61103. Send condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com. The family was assisted by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel.


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Memorial Visitation

Monday, September 26, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Maywood Evangelical Free Church

3621 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109

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Memorial Service

Monday, September 26, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Maywood Evangelical Free Church

3621 Samuelson Road, Rockford, IL 61109

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