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Carl Givens passed this life at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday May 24, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Carl was born in Danville on June 25, 1952, to Robert Givens and Geneva Jones Givens.
Carl loved his family and was a very funny, outgoing person. He did not meet a stranger. Carl loved to sing as he walked all around Danville. He enjoyed writing songs and was known to sing at family gatherings.
Carl leaves to cherish his loving memory his children, Carla (Bruce) Grissett, Carlos (Kelly) Givens, Marcus Givens and Eric Brown; siblings, Jerome (Sabrina) Givens and Edward (Suzanne) Givens; and a host of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Geneva Givens; a son, Charron Lucas; and brothers, Robert Givens Jr. and John "Dennis" Givens.
A Celebration of Life will commence at noon Wednesday, May 31, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Thomas W. Miller. Interment will be at Sanhill Memorial Park. A public viewing will be 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St.
Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on  May 27, 2017
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