Priscilla  Givens
Priscilla Givens was born June 28, 1961, in Danville, Ill., to Henry "Gee Gee" and Marguerite Robinson. She attended Garfield Elementary School where she met many of her lifelong friends.
Prissy graduated Danville High School in 1979, and then attended several semesters at Danville Area Community College. She made a career as a seamer/machine operator, welder and forklift driver. She was an avid union member and retired from Ball Corporation in January of 2014.
Prissy performed at Garfield School as Mary Poppins and as a Bel-aire Choir member at Second Baptist Church and fell in love with music. She enjoyed singing and dancing for and with her family and friends ... at any given moment! If she wasn't doing an impromptu solo or duet with her daughter or grandson Jabari, you probably would find her up late, talking, cooking and laughing in the kitchen or on the phone with one of her loved ones.
Priscilla enjoyed reminiscing on her many trips to Jamaica with her special group of travel buddies. Prissy loved life and is now at peace and "irie" on the beaches of Heaven. Priscilla at her best was the definition of love.
Priscilla married Jerome "Jerry" Givens and from that union birthed one child, Nija Givens, and also was blessed with four bonus children. Prissy was a second mother and favorite auntie to many others and loved them like her own.
She is survived by her 99-year-old mother, Marguerite Robinson; her children, Nija L. Givens, Unicia Hoskins, Alicia Dionne (Derrick) Cunningham and Jerome "Jay" Givens; her siblings, Carroll Ellis, Terry Tyler, Clay Tyler, Toni Tyler-Drain, Tammy Tyler; grandchildren; lifelong friends Chana Sherfield Worthington (and godchildren), Kathy Porter Washington, Patricia Davenport, Dorothy Dawson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
A Homegoing celebration will commence at noon Friday, November 8, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Thomas W Miller. A public viewing will be 2-5 p.m. Thursday, November 7, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville. Interment will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Published on November 5, 2019


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Jennifer Brigham-Flakes
Nov 06, 2019
Condolences to the family of Prissy,she was a very good and close friend to my Brother Lew Brigham. Priscilla was a was good to talk to.