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“I grew up with Mike . We are very close . And I know for a fact when he met Joey it was the most wonderful day of his life and I can understand why....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Gary Cagle - Rochelle, IL

“Thoughts and prayers Joey the world will miss having you in it. RIP Sweet Angel ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Rex Corson - Chana, IL

“Joey was a super, sweet kind person with such a kind heart. ”
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“Thoughts & Prayers to Family & Friends. Back when Tina & I would DJ Joey & Mike would come out to listen to our music. We loved visiting with them....Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bradley Popejoy - Sterling, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss,My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. ”
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Joey Greer (nee Garcia), age 68, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at home in Rock Falls, Illinois
Surrounded in her last days by family.

Joey was born in Alice, Texas and grew up in Sterling, Illinois where she attended Sterling High School.Joey began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and later worked and retired as a security guard.Married for 45 years, Joey was the beloved wife of Michael Greer, and mother to Stacy Carter (husband
Jeffery) and Shonah Greer (partner Todd Beller). She was grandmother to Brittany Washington(husband Will), Tiffany Perez (husband Issac) and Jeffery Carter Jr. She was also great-grandmother toIssac Perez Jr., Ian Perez, Jaila Washington and Jalisa Washington.

Joey met her husband Mike while he was working at a Carnival in Rochelle, IL and found that they had a mutual love for Rock music where Mike went on to become a lead guitarist in many bands. Joey was his groupie and they both enjoyed going to listen to bands. Joey also enjoyed family gatherings where
she would encourage a good game of bingo or yahtzee, complete with laughs and prizes. An avid shopper, she and Mike could be found browsing shops and outlet malls on the weekends. A Corvette owner for many years, she loved going to car shows, the Corvette museum and gawking at Vettes on the street. In her later years, she spent time on or near the water fishing with Mike and scratching instant lottery tickets. Among her many joys were several Pomeranians she had over the years. A collector of angels, Joey is now among them.

Joey was preceded in death by her mother Juanita Garcia, sister Edna Boyer, and brother Jose Garcia.She is survived by her father Ernesto Garcia and her siblings Ruben Garcia, Gloria Chaidez, Ernesto Garcia Jr. (wife Cheryel), Norma Nelson (husband Craig), Amanda (Billy Woosley) Garcia and Richard Garcia (wife Alice).

Family will receive friends in celebration of Joey's life at McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday November 28, 2020,.at St. Mary Catholic Church, 600 Avenue B in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rock River Hospice & Home, 2706 Avenue E, Sterling, IL Sterling, IL 61081